An off-field odyssey that’s lasted more than a baker’s dozen months has led Ed Ingram back into the good graces of the LSU football program.
Friday, it was confirmed that two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor that Ingram had been facing in Dallas have been dismissed. Not long after, the Tigers confirmed that Ingram has been reinstated to the football team.
“Our whole team and our LSU family welcomes Ed Ingram back,” head coach Ed Orgeron said in a statement. “He is an outstanding football player, an integral part of our football team, and family and we are excited to have him back with us.”
In early August of 2018, it was confirmed that Ingram had been indefinitely suspended for violating unspecified team rules. It was subsequently confirmed that, prior to the suspension, Ingram had been arrested on felony sexual assault charges involving a minor in connection to incidents that occurred prior to the offensive lineman signing with the Tigers in 2017.
No details of the events that led up to the arrest and subsequent charges — or the reasons behind the charges being dismissed — have been released publicly.
Ingram was a four-star member of LSU’s 2017 recruiting class, rated as the No. 13 offensive guard in the country. He started 12 games at right guard as a true freshman.
While Ingram has been reinstated, he won’t play for LSU this weekend.