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What a crazy day in Baton Rouge.
The Daily Reveille, the LSU student-run newspaper, first reported that Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu has been suspended for this weekend’s game against Auburn.
Mathieu, along with starting running back Spencer Ware and starting cornerback Tharold Simon, were suspended after they reporedly failed a drug test. The details are forthcoming.
It is feared by some that the suspension will span over four weeks, which would put the three starters out of the Nov. 5 showdown with Alabama.
The news spread all over LSU’s campus earlier this afternoon. Here’s some of the response on Twitter from members of the Baton Rouge, and national, media.
|@MichaelLKelly||WBRZ (Baton Rouge) Sports Anchor/Reporter||Ready for some irony? One form of synthetic marijuana is called Mad Hatter. Can’t make this stuff up. #LSU|
|@slewis1225||Tiger TV Sports Reporter||These dudes selfish. Do they not realize what they’re on the brink of?|
|@AlecBordelon||WBRZ (Baton Rouge)||Here we go again LSU… Ugh|
|@Rows_Flows||The Daily Reveille Sports Editor||Didn’t expect to wake up today and be on @finebaum by the afternoon. Crazy day. Reports that Simon could be third player involved.|
|@DanWetzel||Yahoo Sports National Columnist||I, for one, am stunned a college kid nicknamed Honey Badger might’ve been involved w/recreational drugs|
|@perrynkeys||The Advocate Sportswriter||What a week for Baton Rouge. And we’ve still got a long way to go.|
|@ChrisInJoplin||KSNF (Joplin) Sports Anchor/Reporter||Poor Les just wants to win games and eat his grass.|
|@TM7_Era (Tyrann Mathieu)||LSU Cornerback||If you don’t have anything positive to say just quit it, Life is a long test full of obstacles and split second choices..|
|@show_time24 (Tharold Simon)||LSU Cornerback||Man I love life and love the man who made me. #God bless|