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LSU missing two as fall camp prepares to open

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LSU head coach Les Miles says two players have yet to report to LSU for fall camp, but for two very different reasons. Freshman defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is being held up on his arrival to Baton Rouge from his Miami home due to a communication hold-up with his certification from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Safety Jalen Mills is still serving a suspension following an arrest in May.

“Communication has been regular, us and the high school,” Miles said (via The Times-Picayune). “The reality is the high school and the Clearinghouse have to communicate. I think they’re doing that, I think they’re trying. Sometimes there’s easy answers and sometimes not. Hopefully this will be an easy answer.”

Miles is optimistic the resolution with the NCAA Clearinghouse will be settled. Valentine had previously been committed to Maimi but opted to name LSU his new favorite at a time when it was rumored Miami head coach Al Golden would be a potential replacement for Bill O’Brien at Penn State. Golden ultimately stayed put in Miami, but Valentine stuck with his decision to stay away from Miami and committed to LSU.

Mills was given an indefinite suspension by LSU after being charged for second degree battery, allegedly punching a woman in the mouth. At the time, Miles said a decision on the future of Mills would be put on hold until the legal process played out.

LSU will open fall camp on Monday.

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2 Responses to “LSU missing two as fall camp prepares to open”
  1. bell1571 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:19 AM

    LOL, way to go Les….ter. Recruit a few more street thugs, as usual, for your over rated football team. Not that others in the SEC don’t do it, but you certainly have a nack for picking total street scum.

  2. southernpatriots says: Aug 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    Some of these young men have problems. Some need strong male mentors, which they will have in Les Miles, Cam Cameron, John Chavis, and the remaining staff. Best thing for these young men is stay in the program for the duration, whether they leave for the NFL early, or stay for the 4 years and graduate.

    As with most college football programs, and LSU in particular, the football program is not just to mold better athletes, but better men. On that matter, Miles and his crew have been extraordinarily successful. Even the temporary failures have been turned around to become successes.

    Best to all college football this season. And especially…

    Allons les Tigres! Geaux Tigers!

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