UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.:
Teuhema will be released to transfer, per LSU release.
Wednesday morning LSU announced that junior offensive lineman Maea Teuhema would no longer be a part of the LSU program with this statement:
“Offensive lineman Maea Teuhema has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team for a violation of team rules, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday morning.”
Teuhema was projected to be a starter at guard in the 2017 season after starting for most of 2015 and 2016. Yesterday it was announced that Teuhema’s status was “unsure” because of “academic stuff”. At this time it is unknown if this suspension is based solely on his academic standing or is in part due to an additional issue.
Donavaughn Campbell is likely to replace Teuhema on the line if he can beat out Lloyd Cushenberry in fall season camp. As camp is closed to the media, we will have to rely on the information LSU provides us to know exactly how the position battle is shaking out. Teuhema is a significant loss to a thin unit, given his ability to play both guard and tackle.