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LSU Not Happy With Oddsmaker Sheridan Or Talk About Player Grades

When quarterback Jarrett Lee lost his starting job to Jordan Jefferson on November 12th against Western Kentucky, rumors of academic issues popped up on The Bayou.  Les Miles said academics had nothing to do with Jefferson passing Lee on the depth chart.

In the weeks since then, more rumors have begun to circulate regarding multiple LSU players and their academic eligibility for the BCS Championship Game, should the Tigers make that game as expected.

Yesterday, both Miles and LSU AD Joe Alleva addressed the rumors.  Here’s Miles’ comment first:


“Academic issues are certainly very private in my mind.  Our guys go through a series of midterms, finals and papers.  The overview is something that each guy has and certainly I have of the team.  That is not something I am going to share.  The reality is that this time of year everybody responds and comes back.  If you have a ‘C’ or a ‘B,’ it is time to pick it up.  There is no difference with our football team.”


Okay, well that’s pretty much double-talk.  Alleva’s statement was a bit more straight-forward… and harsh:


“Despite media and messageboard speculation, no LSU student-athletes have been declared ineligible for postseason competition.  The current semester is not complete and finals are still ahead.  So it is grossly unfair to our student-athletes, and it is both premature and irresponsible to speculate on the final grades and postseason eligibility of our student-athletes.”


So what made Alleva decide to speak out about rumors?  USA Today oddsmaker Danny Sheridan tweeted the following yesterday:


“Rumors out of Baton Rouge: Quarterback Jarrett Lee will be ineligible for BCS national championship game due to grades. 

If true, LSU fans need not worry as Jordan Jefferson is the man and Zach Mettenberger is a capable backup.”


No word on whether or not Sheridan heard these rumors from Auburn’s bag man.

 


4 comments
saber1234
saber1234

What do you expect out of a uat scumbag that will stoop to any level to try and even the field for his alma mater.

Chris
Chris

Um, Jarrett Lee got into Harvard and (speculatively, allegedly, it has been slanderously/libelously suggested that) he can't make a C at LSU? Who says there aren't academic standards in the SEC. Baton Rouge is the new Cambirdge.

Andrew Hatch
Andrew Hatch

Pretty sure Hatch was from Harvard, not Lee

Chris
Chris

Yep, my bad.



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