October 19th, 2011 03:35 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn, LSU
Tags: LSU, Spencer Ware, Therold Simon, Tyrann Mathieu
The Associated Press is following up on a report by LSU’s student newspaper with claims that the Tigers will be without three suspended players for their game with Auburn this weekend.
“A person familiar with the decision” told the AP that Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware and defensive back Therold Simon have been suspended. And LSU spokesperson said that the three players are involved in an internal matter that Les Miles “will handle accordingly.”
As we noted about an hour ago, LSU has been able to weave its way around and through numerous obstacles already this season. Now they’ll have to deal with the loss of three key players who’ve combined to record 512 yards rushing, four forced fumbles, three recovered fumbles, three interceptions, 71 tackles and 8 total touchdowns.
As for Auburn, the Tigers seem to be the kings of good timing in 2011. They faced a struggling Stephen Garcia in Columbia right before Steve Spurrier pulled the plug on him. Last week they battled a Florida team trying to use two true freshman backup quarterbacks. And now they’ll face the top-ranked team in the country without — arguably — their best players on offense and defense.
Gene Chizik must be livin’ right.
If LSU survives this weekend’s contest, all eyes will be on Miles to see if he reinstates this trio prior to the Tigers’ “game of the year” matchup with Alabama.
The AP did not go into details regarding the suspensions, but The Daily Reveille claimed Ware and Mathieu were suspended due to failed drug tests.
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