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Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:24 am
Edited on: August 25, 2011 1:12 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

As it turns out, the now-infamous melee in the Shady's parking lot isn't the only fight LSU's players have been involved in this summer. But at least Les Miles can say this: this time, it's someone else facing criminal charges.

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the local district attorney will be pursuing charges against a pair of men involved in a June 5 altercation with Tiger defensive end Sam Montgomery and quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Though those are the only two players named in the report, other players were believed present and are expected to be witnesses in the case.

The police report from the incident states that Montgomery and a man named Robert Davis were fighting in the parking lot of a Baton Rouge apartment complex when Davis associate Marcus Adams pulled a gun and pointed it at Montgomery. When Mettenberger attempted to intervene, Adams pointed the gun at him as well. Per the DA, Adams and Davis will be facing the only charges filed as a result of the incident.

According to Montgomery's account, the fight began when Davis's and Adams's Jeep had circled the apartment complex several times, leading to an argument. Montgomery said Davis then got out of the vehicle to confront him. After both Montgomery and Mettenberger had pleaded with Adams not to fire the gun, Davis and Adams got back into the Jeep and allegedly fired multiple shots as they drove away.

Police arrested the pair after responding to another apartment where Adams reportedly fired the gun again. Montgomery and Mettenberger were brought to the scene to identify Davis and Adams, who were booked on charges of simple battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and carrying a firearm on school property.

Adams told the Advocate that the incident began when a football player he knows only as "Ego" approached the Jeep "in a belligerent fashion, cursing, and demanding to know why they were there." Ego Ferguson is a freshman defensive tackle with LSU, but is not named in the police report. Adams admitted to pulling the gun but denied he fired it as the Jeep left.

So what does all this mean for LSU's football team? Not much--with no charges filed against any Tiger player and police seeming to agree that Davis and Adams were the aggressors, Miles can't be considering any serious punishment for his players' involvement.

But given that the fight occurred in a parking lot at 2:30 a.m., it won't do much for the Tigers' now  very healthy reputation for staying out late enough to let trouble find them, even when they're not necessarily looking for it. While Miles (like any and every college football fan) is no doubt grateful nothing more serious happened during the incident, he'll also no doubt have yet another message to deliver about the wrong and right places to be in the wee hours of the morning.

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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

LSUSMC I started attending LSU games, circa mid '60s, graduated with degrees in 1981 and 1996. I believe that gives my some insight to the goings-on at LSU. I am concerned with LSUs reputation, not just Ws and Ls,  which up until recently was fairly good even though we are continually labeled cheaters because of our association with the SEC.

I also realize the NCAA can take away BCS Championships, scholarships, et al  but they cannot GIVE a university respect and a sense of honor....that is the one thing a university CAN control.  In my opinion if winning "a game" causes a university to walk a morale/ethical tight rope then that is a price for too high to pay. The coach who places the university in peril always gets to walk away, sometimes with pockets full of cash. Meanwhile the school is left to rebuild its program and reputation, the former being much easier than the latter.

As far as Miles conduct at OK ST. all I can say is, NOBODY CARED ABOUT WHAT TRESSEL DID AT YOUNGSTOWN ST. until it was too late....now they have buyers remorse because they ignored the obvious. If this makes me "full of myself", than so be it...I am just passionate about more than just LSU sports.

In closing, I respect your opinion, your loyalty to LSU and your service. On this issue we will simply have to agree, to disagree. Have a great weekend...only eight days 'til kick-off...GEAUX TIGERS!!!




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:20 am
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

Come on LSUdabest1, what would possess you to write such nonsense?  Why would WWL be complaining about something that happened four years ago.  Are they in some sort of time warp there?  What was Perrilloux's biggest offense anyway?  He tried to get into a casino while being underage and he failed some drug tests.  I can't believe he is not in prison somewhere for that instead of being in an NFL camp trying to win a job.  I really don't care what happened at OK St after Miles left.  He has been at LSU for six years and he has not had many character issues while there.  The two examples you site to be negative on Miles show what a good job he is doing as both your examples are extremely weak.  You are the typical LSU fan that does not understand our history.  Miles is one of the best coaches in LSU history and all you do is crack on him.  You may want to join the real world at some point and realilze that no coach is perfect.  You are not a part of the Tiger faithful by the way as you are clearly not faithful to LSU by any means.  You are just full of yourself.  Have a nice day!



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:43 am
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

Observation 101...so obese folks are uneducated??? Really, how do you explain Ted Kennedy??? BTW, we'll bring our fat players to Jerry's World next Saturday and play your svelt pot-smoking players. However, don't be late for kick-off...in the land of big-boy football, we don't wait around until your players are done making-out with each other to start the clock....ahhhh...stereotypes, the mindless work of fools.
Obviously you have not been exposed to the facts of this subject.  Ever take a Sports Nutrition class or a Wellness class -- obviously not.  Talk about stereotypes read your post. 



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:46 am
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

Observation 101...so obese folks are uneducated??? Really, how do you explain Ted Kennedy??? BTW, we'll bring our fat players to Jerry's World next Saturday and play your svelt pot-smoking players. However, don't be late for kick-off...in the land of big-boy football, we don't wait around until your players are done making-out with each other to start the clock....ahhhh...stereotypes, the mindless work of fools.



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:31 am
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

LSUMC...Miles does not promote this type of culture???? You are not a fan, you are a homer!!! Your new Delta-Chi name is Homer Pyle...SHAZZZAAAMMM!!! Speaking of homers, even the ones of WWL Radio are complaining about the fact he gave Ryan Perrilloux SEVEN...not five, not three, but SEVEN chances before finally dismissing him. Here is another little known fact, when Mike "I'm a Man" Gundy took over Okie State he ran off NINE players Use-Less allowed to stay on the team dispite the protestations of the Cowboy staff. Two are now participating in long-term incarceration and two became fatal victims of gang violence. 

Miles is a win-at-all-cost narcissist  who NEVER takes any of the blame EXCEPT when he shouldn't. What does that mean? Things like telling his player to spike the ball when he shouldn't...NO BLAME HERE...but then when he 'defends' the un-coachable JJ he gets lauded for "watching JJ's back" when he should be making changes to staff, techniques or personnel. So yes, Less does deserve to take some heat from us...the Tiger faithful...just like we gave USC, Oregon, Miami and Ohio State guff; to do otherwise would-be the work of sychophants.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

No one thinks its a little odd that these players not only get into a public fight in the street in which charges were filed, not to mention a firearm was presented and somehow it didn't make the news?!?!?

The sports beat writers and police in that town have some REAL objectivity issues when news like isn't somehow released.  Seriously... how SEC do you get?!?!?  I've been to most of these towns - in particular Gainesville - and the blatant yet unreported actions of the athletes are laughable (pls see last year's arrest of Gator bball players in St. Aug for more proof - the kid actually states on video in the police car that "we're actually in trouble because we aren't in G-ville anymore."

These entire and dirty little southern college towns are like an internal audit in a fraudulent company.  Nobody sees anything, nobody hears anything and nobody does anything... unless they are told otherwise.  Gee, and now we wonder how the KKK went "undetected" for so long.  LOL

Doing anything to be a so-called "winner" really only makes someone a loser.   



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

I've never been to Baton Rouge and not seen a fist fight.  I've been to Bogey's 5 times and seen at least 7 fights there.

It's in LSU's culture. 
Well it's kinda like the educational attainment the lower it is -- the higher rate of these incidents and the higher the obesity.  That is why the South is largely (no pun intended) so obese -- lack of education.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

How interesting that LSU is playing Oregon first this year. Oregon was another school a couple of years ago that had a series of player involved problems with the law. Coach Kelly appears to have that mostly cleaned up and I assume coach Miles will accomplish the same. I cannot say what is going through the minds of the knuckleheads who seem to attract violence but could there be a sense of entitlement established by playing in a top program and planning on an NFL career?

The tendency is to judge harshly those who are involved in violence and also athletes. This seems misguided as the full story will either come out during the trials (if any) or we will never know it. I have learned that when I am judgmental of others it is that part of me that I am judging which has the capacity for the same actions. My hope here is that the school, having identified an apparent systemic problem will be able to address it to the benefit of those players and help them learn from their experiences.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

"But given that the fight occurred in a parking lot at 2:30 a.m., it won't do much for the Tigers' now  very healthy reputation for staying out late enough to let trouble find them, even when they're not necessarily looking for it. While Miles (like any and every college football fan) is no doubt grateful nothing more serious happened during the incident, he'll also no doubt have yet another message to deliver about the wrong and right places to be in the wee hours of the morning."

How sanctimonious can you get? 

Did whoever write this article even read it? Right and wrong places to be in the wee hours of the morning my ass. Read the story, it sounds like this happened around their own apartments. I guess they shouldn't be at home late at night, huh. What a stupid final paragraph. This is a non issue for LSU except for maybe increasing security on campus, the other brawl is the issue.



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Gun pointed at LSU players in June 5 altercation

In reality none of what Jefferson and company did will matter once the season starts. Other schools will talk smack about the thugs playing for so and so university then talk about how they have only had 4 arrests in the last year while that school has had 7. Make them run their butts off until they puke, then make them run some more. They will likely learn their lesson. I'm not an LSU fan but I cannot recall another incident with these 4. I just hope they don't do something stupidly symbolic like suspend them for a game in the season against Podunk U. which will only teach them they can get away with things because they are football stars.


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