LSU’s three suspended players are expected to be reinstated on Tuesday CBSSports.com has learned.
Defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu, Tharold Simon as well as running back Spencer Ware were suspended for Saturday’s Auburn game following reported failed drug tests. Asked following the game if the players would return for the Alabama game on Nov. 5, coach Les Miles said, “I probably know the answer to that but I don’t want to talk about it.”
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported last week that the players would be suspended only one game. The three were not around the team for LSU’s 45-10 win over Auburn.
At the time of his suspension, Mathieu was considered a Heisman and All-American candidate. Ware was the team’s leading rusher. LSU will now have 11 days to prepare at full strength for Alabama. The game marks the between 1-2 teams in the AP poll in five years.
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