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Arrests in LSU bar fight could come this week


An investigation into an off-campus bar fight allegedly involving at least four members of the LSU football program could be wrapped up shortly and arrest warrants possibly filed by the end of the week, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesperson said Monday.

Speaking to Randy Rosetta of, Doug Stone of the BRPD indicated that the investigation is progressing to the point that arrests may be made this week, although he also cautioned that the probe could bleed into next week as well.

“At the conclusion of the investigation, which could be this week,” Stone told the website when asked when warrants would be issued. “[It] could be a week from now or could be in two weeks. It may come to that.”

It was reported over the weekend that the BRPD wants to interview four LSU players — quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive tackle Chris Davenport, linebacker Josh Johns and wide receiver Jarvis Landry — in connection to a bar brawl late last week that ended with four male victims — including one who was reportedly kicked in the head by Jefferson — briefly hospitalized.  The four players were originally scheduled to meet with police detectives Monday, but that was rescheduled for Tuesday.  A subsequent development indicates that the Tuesday meeting may not take place either.

According to Stone, it doesn’t really matter whether the players come in and speak to the detectives to give their side of the story.

“If the players never come in and talk to us, we will continue our investigation without talking to them,” the spokesman said. “If the evidence support the allegations, warrants will be issued for their arrests and we’ll arrest them whether they come to speak to us or not.”

Stone, who said that charges have already been filed, added that the alleged victims want charges to be pursued against the individuals responsible, and that “[w]e would not be conducting this investigation if somebody didn’t want us to.”

No. 4 LSU will open the season the night of Sept. 3 against No. 3 Oregon.  Head coach Les Miles, who called the behavior of his players “unacceptable to me… to our team“, has  not indicated whether all, some or none of the players will be available for the opener and beyond.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.