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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
 
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: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

This is all pretty funny and as equally ridiculous as it is predictable.

... fans of any/every SEC school stating that its "no big deal" and then justifying how "bad everyone else" really is
... a suspension in the SEC somehow "just randomly" not counting for a big game
... fans of any/every SEC school stating how the other schools in the conference have no policing

Although admittedly this isn't even close to my favorite one when Urban Meyer "broke up" the suspended games and allowed a guy like Marcus Thomas to play against all of the ranked teams but take a suspension for the unranked teams.  On the other hand, Gonzalez went to New England and admitted that he failed multiple drug tests and was never suspended.  Heck, I can't even recall any convicted felons signing on to the LSU program.  Hmmm.  Maybe LSU is the morally superior program.  Who would've guessed???      
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Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

I hope LSU loses this weekend.....


You and the fans of about 10 other top 25 teams......lol




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

One more time:
Q: What does it take to get a 2-game suspension at LSU?
A: Put Grey Poupon on crawdads.

You might get two games for just calling them crawdads.  We call them crawfish.  Smile




Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Oops, guess my spelling is amateurish!





Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

I resent my status as a"Amateur" on this chat site!  At 65, I am only an amateur at dealing with mindless idiots, which I coose not to do! lol  Guess it comes with being a newcomer!




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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:16 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Hear, Hear.!  Nice to see someone with reason.  You were probably a good coach, too!





Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Maybe not as big an event as LSU's suspensions, but Trent Richardson would suffer the same punishment.  We don't know the details of the LSU case.  Maybe a one-game suspension is all that's justified.  It just looks strange.  What if it had happened next week?  The kids (I can call them kids at 65) knew the consequences when they violated team policy. And, like some doofus remarked early, they are not just young kids whose experimenting with controlled substance is a normal growing-up event.  My kids didn't, and they are probably more more normal than the affore-mentioned anal-retentive jerk.





Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

OUguy......if this wasn't LSU or another school in the top 10, we wouldn't even be talking about this. This sort of thing happens EVERY week and most likely has happened with just about every college program in the country.



I don't necessarily disagree with you that these "punishments" aren't harsh enough. But the fact is, we're not in Kansas anymore Toto! College football is BIG TIME money for these schools. The more success you have, the more money you get. This isn't exclusive to LSU. You really can't compare high school to college in this instance. Whole different" ball game". (pardon the pun) 


Fact is, in high school most of the time the school itself sets the guidelines for what is an infraction and also decides what the penalty for breaking it will be. The NCAA sets the guidelines and penalties for breaking "the rules" for all schools. The schools themselves have the right to make these penalties "more stringent", but if your biggest rival isn't going to do so, why would you?


A few other thoughts. I have coached at many levels, but mostly work with younger kids. (8 to 17 years old). I make it a point to never suggest to these children that a "certain" college player, no matter what sport, should be their "roll model". College players are kids themselves. Quite often thrust into a situation in college that they are not prepared for....either mentally or emotionally. That being said, it is difficult to explain this to a 12 year old.


Also, in today's liberal society, it's not always easy to send someone "packing" after a failed drug test in today's working world. Employees have more rights than the company owners these days.




Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

I hope LSU loses this weekend.....


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