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Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

Posted on: July 22, 2011 2:32 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

This much we know about LSU wide receiver/athlete Russell Shepard: after being scheduled to appear at SEC Media Days this week, he has not made the trip to Birmingham. And that according to an official LSU statement, he is not suspended and is missing Media Days due to "personal issues."

That's the line repeated by Les Miles (via CBSSports' own Brett McMurphy):



But according to reports from longtime LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta of TigerSportDigest, it's more complicated than that. Rosetta's initial report:


And a follow-up:


It's that "future eligibility" question that makes this story potentially much more than just Shepard missing out on a visit to the Wynfrey. One of the nation's most sought-after prospects in the 2009 class, Shepard has yet to make the kind of impact expected after his arrival in Baton Rouge, but the former five-star retains a massive amount of potential which new offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe is no doubt anxious to tap into.

Even if Shepard's "compliance issue" doesn't force him to miss any more than the season opener against Oregon, even that could be a big blow for a Bayou Bengal team whose roller-coaster offense needs all the weapons it can get. Stay tuned.


Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

SoonerBoomer lets ask that truck dealer in Norman that let a highly touted OU QB Brett Bomar?? work a summer shift for 20G's, gimme a break.  Shepard moved into a condo with his girlfriend, he will pay the price for that but Les Miles can't drive around at night watching 85 guys handle their business.  The Willie Lyles issue is going on everywhere, OU is far from an angel and LSU went 25 years without probation.  LSU will suffer from this in the long run, and will try and compete even with the recruiting and scholarship reductions.




Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

I wonder how many players LSU has on the payrole besides Shepard.



Since: Mar 7, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

This is exactly why a program must try anything and everything to keep clean, cause now the NCAA is in Batawn Rewge and junk keeps falling off of that top shelf in the closet.  What a shame, this is arguably the best team Miles has had at LSU, this off the field stuff will doom the Tigers in the long haul.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

Anyway, I hope everything works out for you all. 
You'll have rephrase your well wishes to include y'all instead of you all.  Otherwise those in Louisiana won't understand.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

This may become a problem for shepard and his future we don't really know any of the facts yet.However no school is going to get a major violation or given the "death penalty" for an infraction by a player when they handle it correctly and keep the ncaa informed of what happened. You get in trouble if it turns out you new about it and did nothing or worse you as a coach or institution had a part in the violation or the cover up. You have 100 guys on a team you cannot follow them all around 24/7 some of them are going to screw up and breakl ether some ncaa rule or some law, all you can do is handle the situation properly when you find out about it and keep everything as transparent as possible.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 11:04 am
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

As an Ohio State fan, these types of stories put me in a difficult situation. I'm sure many LSU fans were dragging OSU through the mud, but I also hate that the fans are stuck in the middle of this all.

I guess you can always hope that the media hasn't given up on trying to bury Ohio State. That seems to be the only story they could focus on for the last 8 months. If they don't and they start to dig into the 'other' stories you will be in for a long year.

Anyway, I hope everything works out for you all.



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:49 am
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

couldnt agree more about news reporting today.  its becoming very difficult to find unbiased reliable news within any sector of our society.  sports in particular is out of control



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:23 am
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

I say good riddance the kid is vastly overrated. He is too small to play RB can't play qb and c an ot catch well enough to be a good WR. Maybe this all is an indication Miles needs to go. Too much smoke.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:18 am
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

If the allegations go back to when he first arrived, these allegations could cost LSU some games.  It could also be one more step towards the death penalty. 



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Report: LSU's Shepard has 'compliance issue'

Hopefully, this plays out in favor for us. Geaux Tigers.


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