LSU Tigers reinstate Anthony Jennings, two others after June arrest


LSU reinstated three suspended players on Friday, including quarterback Anthony Jennings who was arrested for unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling in June.

Anthony Jennings, Maquedius Bain and Dwayne Thomas were reinstated by LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles shortly after East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore dropped the charges, according to LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette.

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Jennings, the most high-profile of the three suspended, started 12 games at quarterback last year and was suspended indefinitely after he and Bain and Thomas were arrested for unauthorized entry of a dwelling and simple burglary.

Miles immediately suspended the three players pending the resolution of their legal issues, which were expected to come to an end with no consequence after Moore said on Thursday the case would have already been dismissed if this didn’t involves LSU football players.

“If this was a regular case, if it just involved a regular LSU student, you wouldn’t have known it happened,” he said, via “It would routinely be dismissed. I’m taking my time so we get it right.”

The three will be with the team when they report to camp on Wednesday but will still be undergoing in-house discipline, so it’s not a certainty that they won’t be subject to a suspension.

Jennings finds himself in a tight quarterback competition with sophomore Brandon Harris. The quarterback position is the biggest question facing this year’s team that looks to rebound after a disappointing 8-5 year when Jennings completed fewer than half his passes.

This team will go as far as either quarterback takes them.

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