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LSU suspends Brad Wing for bowl game

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Brad Wing missed LSU’s season opener due to an injury issue.  As it turns out, the talented punter from Australia will bookend the season with another “did not play,” albeit for an entirely different reason.

According to Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and citing a source close to the situation, Wing has been suspended for the Tigers’ Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup with Clemson New Year’s Eve.  No reason for the suspension was given or even hinted at.

The school has yet to confirm Wing’s status for the bowl game.  Head coach Les Miles is not scheduled to meet with the media again until Friday, after the team has arrived in Atlanta to begin on-site bowl prep.

If the report comes to fruition, it’s a serious blow to an LSU squad used to Wing’s powerful left leg significantly shifting field position in its favor.  Wing is currently 12th in the nation with an average of 44.8 yards per punt, one year after he finished 11th at 44.4 yards per punt.

Wing would be replaced by fellow Aussie Jaime Keehn, who handled the punting duties in the opener and averaged 41 yards on his three punts.

UPDATED 12:12 p.m. ET: In a press release, Miles announced that Wing has indeed been suspended for LSU’s bowl game for “violation of team rules.”  No further explanation was given.

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17 Responses to “LSU suspends Brad Wing for bowl game”
  1. mspiciarich says: Dec 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    “it’s a serious blow to an LSU squad used to Wing’s powerful right leg significantly shifting field position in its favor”

    There’s a picture of Wing kicking with his left leg.

  2. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    He rugby kicks a lot. He probably can/does/did kick with both legs

  3. ronin262 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Above comment would get 1000 thumbs up from me if I could. Just awesome.

  4. ronin262 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:04 AM

    First comment I meant!

  5. packerbadger says: Dec 20, 2012 11:07 AM

    Probably had a 0.0 gpa. If only he had a 0.5 gpa, he’d still be playing.

  6. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    This guy is breaking new ground for a punter

  7. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    thumbs down for you, ronin262

  8. bjtreuting says: Dec 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    Honey Punter don’t care

  9. imaduffer says: Dec 20, 2012 12:52 PM

    Can you get a penalty for roughing the punter when they take off and run before they punt?

  10. barbeaux says: Dec 20, 2012 1:27 PM

    Yet another drug suspension for LSU

  11. ronin262 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:31 PM

    Hey scalpemseminoles, you made a great observation as well but we posted within moments of each other, and the first post was awesome. But you’re right, he probably can kick with both legs. Maybe an LSU fan can tell us if be does punt with either leg.

  12. igottz5onit says: Dec 20, 2012 2:57 PM

    Wing is an incredible punter. Unfortunately he knows it (can anyone else name a punter who has received a taunting penalty?). I’m glad he’s out against Clemson though since I am a Clemson fan and will be at the game.

  13. saintsfan34 says: Dec 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    He failed a drug screen for the ganja.

  14. irishdodger says: Dec 20, 2012 6:20 PM

    It doesn’t matter. Clemson will get boatraced by 24 pts.

  15. igottz5onit says: Dec 20, 2012 7:03 PM

    Clemson might lose by 24 but I guarantee Irishdodger wouldn’t place a wager on ,that. Clemson might win by 24, they do have the offense. But I definitely wouldn’t bet on that either. I think it’s gonna be a good game. But trolls will be trolls.

  16. packerbadger says: Dec 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    He failed a drug screen for the ganja.
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    I thought “Ganja 101″ was a required class at LSU.

  17. igottz5onit says: Dec 21, 2012 9:39 PM

    He failed a drug screen for the ganja.
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    I thought “Ganja 101″ was a required class at LSU.

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    I thought “Ganja 101″ was a required class at every college

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