Some UCLA football players and members of the coaching staff were at odds Sunday after bowl game checks meant to help with living expenses were withheld.
Some players did not receive checks for failing to attend what they called voluntary workouts during finals week, according to one parent who asked not to be identified because it could affect his son.
The workouts were mandatory, plus those players had not turned in their academic exit forms for the quarter, said UCLA spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso, who added that players were told that the checks would be withheld.
Players receive two checks, one this week and one the week of the bowl game. The checks were issued after players complained on their Twitter accounts. Players said they use the money to buy food, as university services are shut down after the quarter ends.