LSU had four players arrested Thursday in at least two different incidents, according to The Advocate.
Quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive tackle Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas were all charged with unauthorized entry of a dwelling, while Thomas also faces a simple burglary charge. Defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was arrested for a separate incident from the other three, allegedly involved in a fight outside a bar earlier in the week.
LSU announced all four players, who were released from jail Thursday evening, are indefinitely suspended.
“It has been our policy to suspend players who have been involved with legal issues," LSU coach Les Miles said in a press release. "I have met with all three players involved extensively. We are still working with campus housing and the authorities to determine what exactly took place. This is an on-going investigation and our players will cooperate fully.”
WBRZ reported that the three players charged with unauthorized entry are accused of breaking into several West Campus apartments, taking shoe boxes, a Playstation and a laptop, according to witnesses. Jennings told police the items belonged to him and were previously stolen. The three players allegedly forced their way into several apartments, damaging doorways and intimidating people for information on the items' whereabouts.
Jennings was the team's starting quarterback for all but one game last season. He was once again expected to compete with Brandon Harris for the starting job in 2015.
Bain played sparingly as a reserve defensive tackle in 2014 after redshirting in 2013. He moved to defensive end this offseason and was battling for a spot in the starting lineup. Thomas factored heavily into LSU's secondary, spending time mostly as the Tigers' nickelback. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL midway through the year but returned for spring practice on a limited basis.
Lealaimatafao's arrest is not associated with the other three. His stems from a fight outside a bar earlier in the week.
Lealaimatafao was arrested Thursday for his involvement in a bar fight earlier in the week, according to a report by The Advocate.
Lealaimatafao is charged with simple battery and simple robbery, a felony, after a Tuesday incident outside Reggie's Bar. Lealaimatafao is alleged to have sifted through the pockets of a man that had been knocked unconscious by a separate group of unknown individuals. Lealaimatafao then allegedly punched the man's girlfriend with an open fist when she tried to intervene, the report states.
Lealaimatafao was identified by three witnesses and booked Thursday afternoon.
Lealaimatafao did not play as a freshman following to other off-the-field incidents before the start of his first season. He suffered severe injuries to his arm after punching through a glass window inside the LSU football weight room. He was also arrested by campus police on misdemeanor summons for stealing a bicycle.
These aren't the only LSU player arrests this offseason. Reserve offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested in May on a felony domestic battery with strangulation charge, allegedly against his girlfriend.
Four LSU players arrested Thursday
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