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Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:02 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2011 12:03 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Thursday night CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy reported there was a possibility that the three LSU players who were suspended for failing a drug test, Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware, and Tharold Simon, could all be forced to sit out next week's game against Alabama as well. Which, obviously, would be a very big blow for the Tigers as their game against Alabama might not just settle the SEC West, but a berth in the national championship game as well.

However, according to a report in The Times Picayune on Friday, that will not be the case. Citing an anonymous source close to the situation, the report says that all three players will miss this weekend's game against Auburn but return in time for Alabama.

Which is good news for LSU, as Spencer Ware is the team's leading rusher and Tyrann Mathieu had been garnering some Heisman Trophy attention for his play this season, which this suspension will likely put an end to.

The three players tested positive for synthetic marijuana earlier this week.

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Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

1- although artificail pot is banned substance for NCAA purposes, it is not illegal

I don't want to jump the gun here and say that you're completely wrong, but I do know spice is absolutely illegal in Idaho and Oregon.  It may depend on the state so you may want to do some research on this because I do know it IS illegal in certain states.  Perhaps you already have and if so, you're statement is true.  If you haven't however and you end up being wrong, your argument is going to make you look that much more foolish.  Just sayin....



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:30 pm
 

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And this news will surprise no one.  The haters will say that the fix is in and all other rational people will think they are being punished enough for such a small infraction.  Hopefully, LSU has now seen the last of supspensions for a while now.  Hopefully!

I find it funny that an LSU fan tries to claim that "rational" people will feel a one game suspension is enough for popping dirty on a U.A.  Most people would get fired from their jobs for popping dirty.  Wonder how many "rational" people think that's too harsh.  I'm not saying that the kid should be kicked off the team completely or even miss several games, but don't act like someone somewhere wasn't making damn sure these kids made it back for the Alabama game.  Or am I being too irrational??




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:59 pm
 

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Come on everyone, what is the big deal? it is only drugs we are talking about here. Drugs don't actually hurt anyone. Lets get them another ounce and have a big party where everyone can start rolling fatties for these special, above the law prima donas. The biggest game of the year and they won't be suspended. What a complete shock! I just can't believe it.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:50 pm
 

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Now isn't THAT special.   Star players get 3 weeks of rest before Bama game.  How conVENient.

CL




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:06 pm
 

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Absolutely shameful.  It's time for the rest of college football to break away from the NCAA so they can have their SEC conference alone.  That's all they care about anyway.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:27 pm
 

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Too bad they don't have a reliable test for accepting secret cash or other incentives...

It is very depressing for me to see any fans of college sports making excuses for any amateur athletes that knowingly break the law.   A college campus, (or for that matter any other school unless it is a correctional institution), is no place to condon criminal behavior.   I can't see how anyone would want their children or their neighbor's children forced to be around and interact with people who obviously have a deficiency of morals and find nothing wrong with breaking the law.    

And before you respond by pointing out all the historical instances of athletes of other schools' similar misdeeds, I want to make it clear that I feel the same way about the University of Oklahoma as I do about all the other of the nation's college programs.  



Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

As Gomer Pyle would say: "Surprise, surprise"!




Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:43 pm
 

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Go figure! Did anyone ever think L M wud "allow" that trio to miss the BAMA game too?
NOT! I didn't, that's for sure! He got JJ back on the field & with a "lesser charge" didn't he?

L M is such a "chEAt, crOOk & a crEEp"! Everyone outside of Baton Rouge knows this to be true.

It doesn't make "any difference" to "any" BAMA Coaches, Players & Fans. 

BAMA'S gonna BEAT those "Tiggers DOWN" in TTown!

Payback is due! Roll TIDE Roll BEAT LSWhO!



Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

skreffty, you seem to think the meaning of the word revisionist means "not what I wish it was" because the following facts cannot be denied:

1.  Peterson was OUT of the game when Julio broke the big one because Peterson couldn't hang physically.  Sorry man.
2.  We can't manufacture fairy tale endings to games we lose...we can only look at what DID happen in the 4th Quarter.  The data are what they are.  Bama had over 100yds and LSU had 9.
3.  I think it's safe to say that if Bama fans and LSU fans get into a debate about who's had more problems with their players of late, Bama will come out with AT LEAST a push.  And for the record, it sounds like Less Miles is, at this very moment, trying to cover the deal with these three fake-pot smokers.
4.  As with the "interception" in 2009, the "lateral" last year was, and will remain, all in the eye of the beholder.  In 2009 you lost, last year you won...consider it a breakeven.
5.  I dare say I am at least your equal in experience and knowledge regarding football even though I know nothing about you.  That's because I've been in it for many years.  Again, your terminology is flawed.  "Disagreement" with you doesn't mean I'm "new" to football.
6.  Never heard of what you're talking about on the 4th and 6 becoming a 4th and 1...it seems like if that did happen, Less would've done something about it.

But finally, all the felon stuff is just to get LSU fans riled up.  I've been involved with college sports too long not to know that stupid decisions and foolish behavior, right up to the level of felonies, is liable to pop up an any school, even at my own beloved Bama, and even at the uppity B1G schools who look down their noses at SEC until something like the tOSU scandal breaks out.  Just today, I was about to post something scandalous about the three drug test players at LSU when I saw the headline about the kid a Bama busted for Pot. 

You and I can probably agree, the best SEC rival right now is Bama vs. LSU, and this one will live up to that billing.  Good luck to both, and Roll Tide for the 27-17 win. 




Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:24 pm
 

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I am an Auburn fan and I hope LSU beats Alabama. However, THEY WILL NOT. Alabama will stomp a mud hole in Les Miles and LSU. WAR EAGLE


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