Alleva comments on ineligible student-athletes
POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:05pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — “Despite media and message board speculation, no LSU student-athletes have been declared ineligible for post-season competition. The current semester is not complete and finals are still ahead, so it is grossly unfair to our student-athletes and it is both premature and irresponsible to speculate on the final grades and postseason eligibility of our student-athletes,” LSU's Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, Joe Alleva said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
Unconfirmed reports have circulated that senior quarterback Jarrett Lee will be ruled ineligible for the Tigers bowl game. Coach Miles was asked about the issue Monday at his weekly press conference.
“This time of year everybody responds and comes back,” the head coach said. “It’s time to pick it up. There’s no difference with our football team. Academic issues are private in my mind.”
The Tigers will take on the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday for the Southeastern Conference championship.