And now we know a little more of the rest of the story.
Wednesday, LSU announced that Adrian Magee had been indefinitely suspended from the football program. The stated reason? Unspecified violations of team rules.
Not surprisingly, word subsequently surfaced that the offensive lineman had become entangled in an off-field situation. Specifically, Magee, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest, has been charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling in connection to an alleged on-campus apartment heist. The charge, it should be noted, is a felony.
According to reports, Magee actually returned some of the items he allegedly lifted after finding out there may be video evidence of the incident. From WBRZ-TV:
According to Baton Rouge Police, the victim returned to his apartment just before midnight on April 1. The victim says he returned to find the door to his apartment was forced open and he was missing electronic items and cash.
The victim says he was looking through the apartment when Magee stuck his head through the open door and asked the victim if he had been burglarized. The victim says he’s an LSU fan and immediately recognized Magee due to him wearing clothes with his football jersey number on it.
After the victim told Magee that he was going to check his security cameras to see who burglarized his apartment, Magee walked out and soon returned with several of the victim’s belongings, according to the arrest warrant.
According to the victim, an Xbox gaming console, six Xbox games, Gucci flip flops, an Onyx bluetooth speaker, and $1,200 cash were stolen from the apartment. The victim’s girlfriend’s purse was also dumped out and rifled through.
A three-star member of the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting class, Magee was rated as the No. 45 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 player at any position in the state of Louisiana. An injury forced the 6-5, 309-pound lineman to take a redshirt as a true freshman.
Last year as a reserve, Magee saw action in three games.
This spring, Magee started at right tackle because of an injury to returning starter Toby Weathersby. Weathersby is expected to be fully recovered for the start of summer camp in early August, with Magee sliding back to his role as a backup.