Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • LSU kicks DT Trey Lealaimatafao off team after most recent incident, arrest

    The Advocate "LSU has dismissed defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao from the football team, the school announced Monday. Lealaimatafao was arrested for simple battery and simple robbery, a felony, on June 19 stemming from a June 16 fight in the parking lot of Reggie’s Bar. The arrest was Lealaimatafao’s..." June 29

  • LSU defensive end signee Arden Key cleared, will report in August, school says

    The Advocate "Four-star defensive end signee Arden Key has been cleared by the NCAA and is scheduled to arrive at LSU in August, school spokesman Michael Bonnette said Wednesday. Key, a 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Georgia, is one of the most highly regarded recruits in a 2015 Tigers signing class ranked as..." June 29

  • Former Vanderbilt, LSU QB Stephen Rivers lands at Northwestern State

    Alabama "Stephen Rivers has settled on his destination for 2015. The Athens native and former LSU and Vanderbilt quarterback has signed with Northwestern State, an FCS school in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The younger brother of San Diego Chargers star Philip Rivers will have one season of eligibility..." June 23

  • Ex-Purdue QB Danny Etling reportedly transferring to LSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU reportedly received a boost to its depth at quarterback on Monday. According to TigerBait.com, former Purdue quarterback Danny Etling is transferring to LSU after a weekend visit. Etling, a junior, announced his decision to leave Purdue after two seasons earlier this month. Etling, a..." June 23

  • LSU QB Anthony Jennings among three arrested in Baton Rouge

    The Advocate "Four LSU football players have been placed on indefinite suspension after their arrests Thursday. Quarterback Anthony Jennings, cornerback Dwayne Thomas and defensive lineman Maquedius Bain were arrested and booked on unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, police records show. Thomas..." June 20

  • LSU's defensive back board clears up with Eric Monroe's commitment...or does it?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's defensive back recruiting board in 2016 has been highly discussed, widely controversial, but time has allowed for some clarity. The Tigers received a commitment from Texas standout defensive back Eric Monroe on Wednesday, bringing a tad more clarity to what this group will look like come..." June 19

  • LSU football player Trey Lealaimatafao arrested after bar fight, charged with hitting woman

    Sporting News - NCAAF "LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was arrested on charges of battery and robbery Thursday after an investigation into a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar two days earlier, police records show. Police say Lealaimatafao was seen rumagging through the pockets of an unidentified man after the..." June 19

  • Five-star LSU linebacker Clifton Garrett to transfer

    CBS Sports "LSU is losing a key member of its 2014 recruiting class, as 247Sports.com initially reported, and LSU later confirmed, that linebacker Clifton Garrett was leaving the program. Garrett was a five-star member of LSU's 2014 class, and the original report states that Garrett will not be..." June 13

  • Les Miles’ son, Manny to be preferred walk-on at the University of North Carolina

    The Advocate "A recruiting video from a past season and advice from a sibling isn’t the most conventional way to wrap up a college football offer. But it worked for University High quarterback Manny Miles. The son of LSU football coach Les Miles confirmed that he has accepted an offer to be a preferred..." June 01

  • Suspended LSU football player Jevonte Domond arrested on felony domestic abuse, accused of choke slamming fiancée

    The Advocate "LSU offensive tackle Jevonte Domond was arrested Monday on felony domestic abuse battery with strangulation, according to police booking records, and he has been suspended from the team. LSU coach Les Miles said he was made aware of the incident Monday, but he’s been unable to contact..." May 27

  • LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested on felony domestic abuse, suspended from team

    The Advocate "LSU offensive tackle Jevonte Domond has been arrested on felony domestic abuse battery with strangulation, according to police booking records, and he has been suspended from the team, spokesman Michael Bonnette said. Domond, who transferred to LSU from Glendale Community College in Arizona..." May 26

  • LSU's La'el Collins meets with BR police for questioning in murder investigation

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police homicide detectives for more than an hour Monday at Louisiana State Police headquarters as part of a murder investigation in which Collins' former girlfriend was killed. Collins did not speak as he left the building..." May 05

  • Report: La'el Collins sought by Baton Rouge police for questioning about recent shooting death of pregnant woman

    The Advocate "Baton Rouge police seek to speak with former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins about the recent shooting death of a pregnant woman who's believed to be an ex-girlfriend of Collins, according to an ESPN report. Collins isn't a suspect, police reportedly told ESPN. Collins is seen as someone..." April 28

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    1) Changing attitudes towards drugs? LSU CB Jalen Collins is a test case. Had multiple failed tests in college, per sources with 4 teams.

  • LSU coach Les Miles: Defensive tackle Travonte Valentine 'currently suspended'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said after Saturday's spring game that freshman defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is suspended and his future with the team is in doubt. Valentine, a freshman from Miami, did not practice with the team throughout the spring drills. He joined the team for practice in the..." April 19

  • Former LSU CB Rashard Robinson expects to enroll at LSU in May

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There has been a lot of news revolving around the LSU football program over the past few months, with the questions of Rashard Robinson's future in Baton Rouge certainly garnering their fair share of attention. The ever-changing landscape for his future evolves once again with Robinson telling..." March 25

  • Report: LSU's Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery

    The Score "Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery Thursday, but will be ready for NFL mini-camps, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Collins is considered by many to be one of the top cornerbacks available in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, with some projecting the 22-year-old as a possible first-round..." March 22

  • LSU's Les Miles on NCAA violations: 'I don't know how it could have been done differently'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said Saturday LSU was hamstrung by NCAA recruiting rules that resulted in violations and penalties handed down by the SEC last week. Speaking for the first time on the violations that resulted in a two-year ban on signing early enrollees to Financial Aid Agreements and..." March 09

  • John Chavis files lawsuit against LSU, Texas A&M over contract dispute

    CBS Sports "Breakups can be so messy. According to KBTX.com, former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has filed a lawsuit against both LSU and Texas A&M over his contract situation. The root of the issue is whether LSU is owed money for Chavis leaving the school to take the same job at Texas A&M, and..." February 28

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    Shea Dixon @Sheadixon

    5-star CB Saivion Smith says he is "100-percent committed" to #LSU. Huge get for the Tigers. #Bolts http://t.co/c9up1wqyV3

  • LSU receives a commitment from Florida five-star DB Saivion Smith

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU received a big commitment Tuesday when defensive back Saivion Smith, from Bradenton, Florida, declared for the Tigers on ESPNU. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect is listed as the number one cornerback prospect in the country by Rivals.com, 247Sports, Scout.com and ESPN. The IMG Academy..." February 24

  • LSU assistant Sean Patterson Jr. leaves LSU after brother commits to Ole Miss

    USA Today "Sean Patterson Jr. left his job as a quality control assistant with the LSU football team last week just days before his younger brother Shea Patterson, the No. 1 high school quarterback in the nation out of Calvary Academy in Shreveport, decided to commit to Ole Miss on Tuesday. Sean Patterson..." February 17

  • Reports: Georgia WR coach Tony Ball leaves for LSU

    CBS Sports "According to multiple reports, including one from Dawgs247.com, Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball will join LSU's coaching staff in the same role. Former Tigers wide receivers coach Adam Henry left to join the San Francisco 49ers staff earlier this week, creating the vacancy." February 14

  • LSU hurdler Moore hopes to be football walk-on after transferring from TCU

    The Daily Reveille "As a three-time Georgia state champion in the 110-meter hurdles, LSU sophomore hurdler Jordan Moore was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the event. He had scholarship offers to run track at any college of his choice. But Moore is a two sport athlete, and he wasn’t ready to give up football. The..." February 10

  • LSU target Leo Lewis chooses Mississippi State

    The Advocate "Brookhaven (Mississippi) High linebacker Leo Lewis has signed with Mississippi State, he announced Wednesday on National Signing Day. Lewis, ranked as a four-star recruit, had been an Ole Miss State commitment since September. He had also been an Alabama commitment, according to the Biloxi..." February 04

  • LSU lands 4-star defensive end Key out of Georgia high school

    Fox Sports South "Four-star defensive end Arden Key pulled an LSU cap from underneath a table and placed it on his head, announcing his decision to join the Tigers football program in the fall of 2015. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound pass rusher ended any speculation on where he'd play football live on the FOX Sports South..." February 03

  • LSU Kevin Steele to get two-year contract for $1M a year; salary a big drop from John Chavis’ deal

    The Advocate "New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has been offered a two-year contract paying him $1 million per year. Steele’s contract was released Monday afternoon and is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday. Steele’s salary is $300,000 less than what his..." January 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • LSU lands a huge, surprise commitment from 5-star OL Chidi Valentine-Okeke

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In what can only be labeled as a surprise announcement, Georgia offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke declared for LSU on Thursday morning. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect picked LSU over Alabama and Auburn. LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes had an in-home visit..." January 30

  • LSU QB Brandon Harris' high school coach encouraged him to transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris was encouraged to transfer by his high school coach last season, the coach said on a Shreveport radio station Wednesday morning. Bossier City-Parkway High School coach David Feaster, in an interview on the Tim Fletcher Show on 1130-AM, wasn't happy with the way..." January 29

  • LSU's Jalen Mills gets April trial date related to allegation that he punched a woman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was given an April 8 trial date for a charge of misdemeanor simple assault related a woman's accusation that he punched her in the mouth, according to court records. One of the team's standout players, Mills was arrested in June after a woman who claims he punched..." January 28

  • Leonard Fournette's brother, Lanard, to join him at LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Lanard Fournette will be joining his brother Leonard at LSU next fall. The 2015 St. Augustine standout played wide receiver and running back for the Purple Knights but NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's James Smith said he projects as a slot receiver at the college level. " January 26

  • LSU defensive tackle Mickey Johnson says he will transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU sophomore defensive tackle Mickey Johnson told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Saturday via text he will transfer to another school for the 2015 season. Johnson, a four-star recruit from St. Paul's in Covington, said he has not been given a release but expects to get one when he graduates in..." January 19

  • Report: A Man Chose To Go To Jail Over Naming The LSU Player Whose Game-Worn Gear He Sold On eBay

    College Spun "Fletcher Sanders’ love for the LSU football program is serious, so serious that the 25-year-old Baton Rouge native opted to go to jail over potentially hurting the Tigers. Sanders, an employee at a Baton Rouge shoe store, sold on eBay a pair of gloves and game-worn cleats used by an LSU player..." January 15

  • LSU names Alabama LB coach Kevin Steele new defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "LSU has named Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele the Tigers' new defensive coordinator, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A 56-year-old coaching veteran with two previous stints as an FBS defensive play-caller, Steele replaces his good friend John Chavis, who recently left LSU's..." January 13

  • LSU DE Danielle Hunter to enter NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "After a lot of speculation about his future, LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter took to Twitter on Friday to clear up his status once and for all. He's leaving LSU to enter the NFL Draft. Hunter is an intriguing draft prospect. He finished the 2014 season third on the Tigers with 73 tackles, but..." January 10

  • LSU'S Jerald Hawkins, Jalen Mills to return in 2015, website reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU sophomore offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins and junior defensive back Jalen Mills are telling those close to them they play to return to LSU for the 2015 season, according to a website report via Twitter. Also, linebacker Lamar Louis, who was not expected to leave, confirmed his return with a..." January 08

  • Sources say Ohio State QB Braxton Miller could be headed to LSU

    CBS Sports "According to sources, there is a likely scenario that two-time Big 10 MVP Braxton Miller could be leaving Ohio State to play for LSU. The starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, who has been replaced by two younger backups on their way to Monday night's national championship game, has already..." January 06

  • Notre Dame QB Everett Golson has reached out to LSU about transferring, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who played against LSU less than a week ago, is interested in becoming a Tiger. The senior, who is scheduled to graduate in May, has reached out to LSU about transferring there for his final season of NCAA eligibility. Golson, who helped the Irish to a..." January 05

  • LSU's leading tackler Kwon Alexander to enter the 2015 NFL draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's leading tackler, linebacker Kwon Alexander, announced via Twitter Wednesday that he's leaving the Tigers early to enter the 2015 NFL draft. He's the first of as many as seven underclassmen who might take the plunge. Alexander, who had a team-leading 11 tackles in the Tigers' 31-28 loss to..." January 02

  • LSU CB Jalen Collins to enter draft

    ESPN "LSU cornerback Jalen Collins announced on his social media accounts Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently listed Collins as the No. 8 cornerback prospect for the 2015 draft. However, Collins told reporters before the..." January 02

  • Report: John Chavis leaving LSU for Texas A&M

    CBS Sports "When Will Muschamp suddenly became available there were a few SEC teams looking to add him as their defensive coordinator, but Auburn was the school that got him. Texas A&M was one of the schools that missed out, but they seem to have found a replacement within their own division. Fox Sports'..." December 31

  • Leonard Fournette's 2015 Heisman campaign has officially started

    Fox Sports - College Football "Remember when LSU running back Leonard Fournette struck a Heisman pose after scoring on Sam Houston State back in September? It seemed premature at the time, especially for a true freshman playing in his second college game. It doesn't anymore. Fournette went off Tuesday in the Music City..." December 30

  • LSU cornerback Jalen Collins to enter draft, Jalen Mills to stay, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "erback Jalen Collins will enter the 2015 NFL draft but fellow defensive back Jalen Mills is staying, sources close to LSU told NOLA.com | The times-Picayune Sunday. Both players are juniors. Collins received a favorable draft grade from the NFL Advisory Committee while Mills did not, the source..." December 23

  • 5-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack announces his top 2 schools

    The Score "After decommiting from Texas A&M on Friday, five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack has announced which schools he's considering playing at next season. " December 20

  • LSU WR Travin Dural says he coming back for 2015 season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's leading receiver Travin Dural told a Baton Rouge TV reporter Tuesday he will return for his junior season with the Tigers rather than enter the NFL Draft. Dural, who caught 37 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns, is a draft eligible sophomore because he redshirted in his first..." December 17

  • Les Miles: Not returning to Michigan

    ESPN "Les Miles will not be the next coach at Michigan. So says Les Miles. After LSU's Monday evening bowl practice, the Tigers' coach addressed persistent rumors that he will return to his alma mater, where he played under Bo Schembechler and spent a decade as an assistant coach. Miles refused to..." December 16

  • Michigan contacts LSU's Les Miles about coaching job, according to report

    SB Nation "Still searching for a new head coach, Michigan has contacted LSU's Les Miles about the position, per Sam Webb of U-M's Scout site. However, Football Scoop says it's unlikely anything will come from the overture. Miles has a history of being a potential candidate for the Wolverines, seeing his..." December 10

  • LSU's Les Miles tells recruit he's staying, report says

    Detroit News "LSU coach Les Miles, a former Michigan player and assistant coach thought to be in the running for Michigan's head coaching position, has told at least one recruit he's not heading to Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday after four years as Michigan's coach. Interim athletic director Jim..." December 05

  • LSU's Les Miles sidesteps questions about Michigan

    Michigan Live "Les Miles and Michigan go way back. And every time there's been speculation about the future of the Michigan football head coaching job since 2007, Miles' name has been right there. It was there in 2007, when he sternly denied a report he was headed to Ann Arbor while his LSU team was..." November 25