Four LSU football players, including linebacker Tahj Jones, have been declared academically ineligible for the 2012 football season, a source close to the program said Tuesday.
Also out for the season are senior tight end Tyler Edwards, sophomore linebacker D.J. Welter and sophomore offensive lineman Evan Washington. Jones was the only player of the four who was a starter. He has been replaced in the lineup by junior Luke Muncie for the Tigers first two games.
Jones and Edwards were not listed on LSU's gameday roster Saturday, but Welter and Washington were. The loss of the four is a hit to the Tigers' roster depth. The Tigers have lost Tyrann Mathieu to dismissal, while junior offensive tackle Chris Faulk and freshman wide receiver Travin Dural are out for the season with injuries.
Oh no. Panic. Doom. Gloom. World ending. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria. Rebel and riot. All that jazz.