LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery detailed hundreds of dollars worth of bets with teammate Barkevious Mingo while they were in college, and a $5,000 bet on which one is drafted higher (which he’s almost certainly going to lose).
But the thing NFL teams will want to know about was his admission that he took plays and games off while at LSU.
The LSU football program has a nation’s-best 13 invitees to the NFL Scouting Combine workouts that will be held Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis...All 11 LSU underclassmen that declared early for the draft in January were invited along with two seniors to attend what is often referred to as the "ultimate job interview."
WR Avery Johnson & QB Hayden Rettig admitted to #LSU today. Brings @LSufball total of early enrollees for spring semester to 8.
LSU football recruits Hayden Rettig and Avery Johnson still had not enrolled in school as of Tuesday night while waiting for the NCAA Clearinghouse to certify their academic standing. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said the delay was procedural and both were expected to eventually join the team.
LSU sophomore punter Brad Wing will not play for the Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, a source close to the situation confirmed Thursday. LSU is set to play Clemson in the game Dec. 31 in the Georgia Dome.
Wing, a left-footed kicker from Melbourne, Australia, will likely be replaced by fellow Australian Jamie Keehn, a freshman from Queensland. LSU Coach Les Miles could not be reach for comment.
UPDATE from Tiger Rag:
According to one source in the athletic department, Wing’s suspension is related to a failed drug test. Wing was suspended for LSU’s opener against North Texas, also a result of a failed drug test, the source said.
If the suspension stands, Wing, who averaged 44.8 yards per punt in 2012 after averaging 44.4 yards per punt in 2011, could have played his last game as a Tiger. The redshirt sophomore is eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft and, according to multiple sources in the athletic department, will likely pursue a professional career and enter the draft.
Four former LSU football players were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges, officials said.
Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant were all charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, law enforcement sources told WAFB's Jim Shannon and Kiran Chawla.
The former players were in the process of being booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as of 4:45pm.
2013 LSU Football Schedule
Aug. 31 TCU Arlington, Texas
Sept. 7 Kent State Baton Rouge
Sept. 14 UAB Baton Rouge
Sept. 21 Auburn Baton Rouge
Sept. 28 Georgia Athens, Ga.
Oct. 5 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss.
Oct. 12 Florida Baton Rouge
Oct. 19 Ole Miss Oxford, Miss.
Oct. 26 Furman Baton Rouge
Nov. 2 Open
Nov. 9 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Nov. 16 Open
Nov. 23 Texas A&M Baton Rouge
Nov. 30 Arkansas Baton Rouge
The television schedule for the October 20th slate of SEC football games has now been finalized.
ESPN 12:00 ET LSU at Texas A&M
SEC Network 12:21 ET Auburn at Vanderbilt
CBS Sports 3:30 ET South Carolina at Florida
ESPN 7:00 ET Alabama at Tennessee
FSN 7:00 ET Georgia at Kentucky
ESPN2 7:00 ET Middle Tennessee at Mississippi State
...Top-25 prospect Jordan Mickey committed to the Tigers, as first reported by Scout.com.
Mickey, a 6-foot-7 forward from the newly-opened Prime Prep in Dallas, chose the Tigers over Ohio State, SMU and Oklahoma State. Even with SMU's resurgence in his backyard, the chance to come in and snag playing time right away was too difficult to turn down.
"I like coach Jones," Mickey told us last week. "I like the offense and the ability to come in and make an immediate impact."
BATON ROUGE - For the second time in three years, LSU will be one of the featured matchups on the opening weekend of the college football season as the Tigers will face TCU in the 2013 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, the schools announced on Tuesday.
The 2013 Cowboys Classic featuring LSU and TCU will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, and will be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
Next year's season-opener will mark the second time that the Tigers will appear in the Cowboys Classic as fourth-ranked LSU beat third-ranked Oregon, 40-27, to open the 2011 season at the event in Arlington.