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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 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:30 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.  



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

Report: Suspended LSU players won't miss Alabama

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!


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