Skip to comments.QB Perrilloux tossed off LSU football team
Posted on 05/02/2008 7:33:02 AM PDT by abb
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, who had legal and disciplinary problems throughout his college career, was kicked off the defending national championship team.
Coach Les Miles said Perrilloux "didn't fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete."
Perrilloux was a backup to Matt Flynn for the Tigers, who defeated Ohio State to win the national title.
"Ryan was given every opportunity to be a part of this football team," Miles said in a release Friday.
In 12 games last season, Perrilloux completed 51 of 75 passes for eight touchdowns and two interceptions.
Perrilloux, who was suspended by the Tigers last summer, was on the fringe of a counterfeiting investigation and was caught trying to enter a Baton Rouge casino with false identification. He also was involved in a fracas at a nightclub in November, but was cleared of wrongdoing.
Miles suspended Perrilloux, whose father died Feb. 7, in mid-February after he missed a team meeting, skipped some classes and was late for a handful of conditioning workouts.
Perrilloux had to meet academic requirements and do extra conditioning work before he was reinstated April 6, in time to go with the Tigers to meet President Bush at the White House.
Perrilloux was not allowed to play in LSU's spring game.
Before his last reinstatement, Miles said Perrilloux had been doing better with his classwork. During the spring, redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee and junior Andrew Hatch split time as the quarterback of the Tigers.
Perrilloux is expected to finish out the spring semester at the school, LSU officials said.
Les Miles = Larry Coker
LSU is not one of the brighter teams in the NCAA.
Gop_Raider is in charge of the college football ping list now- ;)
Sounds like the makings of a future Dallas Cowboy.
Black quarterback. You think he'll fire the coach today, or wait until Monday?
yeah, there’s a surprise...
Am I reading correctly that he suspended the kid for missing a team meeting shortly after the death of his father?
That seems a bit harsh.
Hope they have another QB in the wings now that Flynn is gone. This was going to be a down years for the Tigs anyway. Lost a lot of players, lots of tough road games.
When these things happen, its standard procedure to use these types of excuses, because something much more serious went down behind the scenes.
“was on the fringe of a counterfeiting investigation”
Anybody else thinking of Billy Cannon?
I’m thinking of Todd Marinovich.
LSUBLOG: Was it drugs?
The true story will never come out, I can assure you!
This kid was a thug with a demanding family and his self
destruction was the only way to get rid of an up coming NCAA investigation.
Move on nothing to see here.
Hmm, he’ll probably be starting for Ole Miss or Mississippi State this fall.
As a Texas Longhorn fan, I’m glad he choose LSU.
He should have been cut loose long ago.
I knew it was only a matter of time before LSU would get nailed. They are running a thug program just like Miami always does and it eventually catches up with them.
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