LSU QB Anthony Jennings among four Tigers players arrested and suspended Thursday


In two separate incidents, a total of four LSU Tigers were arrested on Thursday, including quarterback Anthony Jennings.

Early on Friday a report from The Advocate broke the news that defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao. He was arrested Thursday on charges of simple battery and simple robbery after a bar fight at Reggie’s in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

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He allegedly picked the pockets of an unconscious victim after “unknown suspects” knocked the man out. Lealaimatafao then punched the victim’s girlfriend with a closet fist after she tried stop the 300-pound defensive tackle who has a pattern of off-the-field incidents.

As if the news couldn’t get any worse for LSU head coach Les Miles, roughly two hours later a report from Ross Dellenger of The Advocate about three players, including quarterback Anthony Jennings, who were charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

Jennings along with defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas entered the West Campus Apartment with the intention of retrieving a MacBook Air, three pairs of shoes and a PlayStation 4 that was reportedly taken from Jennings, according to the police report.

The victim’s roommate was present at the time and identified Thomas as one of the people leaving the residence with the Playstation 4 and three pairs of shoes totaling $520. Thomas was also charged with simple burglary in addition to the charge of unauthorized entry.

Miles spoke with all four members and suspended them indefinitely.

“We are still working with campus housing and the authorities to determine what exactly took place,” Miles said in a statement, via The Advocate. “This is an ongoing investigation and our players will cooperate fully.”

Jennings is the most high-profile player of the group after starting all but one game last year as a sophomore. He didn’t have much success, completing fewer than half of his passes and is competing with sophomore Brandon Harris for the starting job this year.

Bain was a backup lineman last year and Thomas started five games at cornerback before his season was cut short due to a knee injury.

If the police report is accurate, the players were just getting back what was previously stolen from Jennings. Naturally, two wrongs don’t make a right, but how would you discipline these players if you were Miles?

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