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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.

Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

I have no clue as to the rules and don't want to get into "do or don'ts". Personally I think this is another Les Miles mind game preparing for the big game in two weeks. He's the master at it and I can sure understand why so many say the pros are drooling at a chance to employ his services.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

The state of Alabama should refuse to let these felons enter our borders until they are prosecuted.



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

a couple of facts that might be of interest

1- although artificail pot is banned substance for NCAA purposes, it is not illegal
2- 1st time offense has NO punishment
3- 2nd time offense 15% of season or in football 1.8 games

so...

we really don't know if this was a 1st time offense or a 2nd offense

now if it is a 1st time offense and Miles is suspending them for 1 game

he is taking a BIG step that IS NOT required

speaks volumes to me

DO NOT RISK IT, DO NOT COST YOUR TEAM AGAIN

if it was a 2nd offense...

do you really think Miles and LSU is going to risk playing Bama with players guilty of a 2nd offense?

do you really think they want to find themselves forfeiting the game if they win?

don't you think a school that has ALWAYS self reported the violations they have been penalized for to date would continue to do so?

+++

so before people start casting stones

know the facts
and
think

it appears the LSU coaching staff and compliance people are...




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

"Oh go figure.

Only an LSU supporter would say you what you did, sir.  A small infraction?  They are using a illegal substance while maintaining a standard as a well-respected student athlete.  It's ridiculous that you would say this is a small infraction.

They should be suspended for the remainder of the season."


You created a fake ID to say this?  Using marijuana has always been a small infraction.  That is why the police do not put you in jail for it.  No one is doing hard time because they used marijuana or fake marijuana.  I do like the term "well-respected student athlete" though. 




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Spice is not illegal?!



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

That is the primary problem with the world today. When did doing drugs turn in to a "small infraction"
Pot has ALWAYS been a small infraction in states that focus on rights and personal liberties rather than punishment and revenge, and any one who likes consistency and less government will agree that if alcohol, which is incredibly more dangerous than marijuana or its derivatives, is legal, then so should be marijuana.

That being said, they knew it was illegal just as Manny Ramierz knew the tons of steroids he took were illegal as well.  At least pot isn't a performance enhancer however.

And no, I don't smoke pot.  Being for a choice, as our founding fathers would be, does not mean I automatically choose the "do drugs" path.  I know that is hard for the morality police types to understand, but it is so.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Oh go figure.

Only an LSU supporter would say you what you did, sir.  A small infraction?  They are using a illegal substance while maintaining a standard as a well-respected student athlete.  It's ridiculous that you would say this is a small infraction.

They should be suspended for the remainder of the season
Rest of the season?  Yikes.  Take down your Putin poster son this is America.



Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

That is the primary problem with the world today. When did doing drugs turn in to a "small infraction"



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Let us hope Alabama has replaced the replay official that handed them game two years ago.



Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

Being a bama fan I hoped they would not miss for the reason WHEN we defeat LSU Nov. 5th If they are minus key players Lsu fans will do like Texas Fans and cry. "We didn't have-----" but When we defeat ur team at full power. Then you will need to think of new excuses.


 On a side  note I do believe the letter of the Law should be followed. If they are second time offenders they should sit. 


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