Friday, August 26, 2011

LSU's Russell Shepard suspended

While whatever happened at Shady's is still sorting itself out (go here for the latest from the Baton Rouge Advocate), one thing is for sure: all-purpose threat Russell Shepard won't be playing against Oregon on Sept. 3. He's been ruled ineligible, possibly for several games. Writes The Times-Picayune: "The violation stems from the relationship between Houston native Shepard, LSU and Houston-based scouting service owner Willie Lyles. According to a source in the LSU athletic department, Shepard communicated the details of the NCAA inquiry into LSU's involement with Lyles to his cousin, sophomore safety Craig Loston. (Go here for the Times-Pic story and here for the Advocate's report.)