Thursday, February 27 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-02-27 21:50:22 GMT
Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to LSU as the Tigers special teams coordinator.Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted inMore >>
Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.More >>
Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-02-26 20:51:28 GMT
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.The clinic will be held at the PeteMore >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.More >>
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall. Rivers, theMore >>
LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.More >>
Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-02-19 21:05:35 GMT
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, the momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.Les Miles and LSU added two more verbal commitmentsMore >>
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.More >>
Monday, February 17 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-02-17 17:14:20 GMT
With LSU's baseball team taking the diamond last week and the basketball team trying to make one of the post-season tournaments, I have to ask, is it too early to start talking LSU and SEC football? Nah,More >>
While you might be surprised at who has the toughest schedule in the SEC, the team with the weakest schedule should be no surprise at all.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Former LSU defensive back Tharold Simon was arrested Thursday night in Eunice for allegedly intimidating a police officer, the night before the city celebrated "Tharold Simon Day."
According to the police report Simon said, "I own Eunice" and "I'm gonna buy these projects and you are gonna be mine."
Simon was charged with public intimidation, resisting an officer, and unnecessary noise violation.
In a teleconference, Simon told reporters his side of the story leading up to his arrest.
"It's my fault," he said. "I shouldn't have been parked on the side of the road but I was just chilling in the house at my grandmother's house and my car was parked on the side of the road by my grandmother's house. I seen a car pull up and it looked like a cop car so I went out there and when I went out there he told me to move the car."
"I moved the car and when I turned the car on the music was up, so when I pulled up in the driveway he told me to give him my license. I gave him my license and then I just sat on the car while he was running my license through and he had called another cop to bring him a ticket book I guess so he could write me a ticket. One of my friends had come to congratulate me on the draft that was going on and he told my friend to move around," he added.
"Then, I had got off the car and was like, 'Man, you're tripping for nothing. There's really nothing serious going on around here,' and he said my pants was low and he was like, 'Pick your pants up before I take you to jail.' So, I picked my pants up and he said, 'You know what, matter of fact, put your hands behind your back,' so I put my hands behind my back and I had my girl's car keys and I was trying to throw my girl's car keys to my cousin, so I kind of jerked my arm and he said I was resisting arrest," Simon explained.
"I never ran. I never flinched to move or nothing and he said I was resisting arrest. So, he took me to jail or whatever and said I threatened his life or whatever. I told him I had 30 witnesses that know I didn't do nothing wrong and that I didn't say nothing wrong. I'm a humble guy. I'm embarrassed about what happened because it shouldn't have happened. Like I said, everything happens for a reason. Right now, my focus is just to get up to Seattle and go compete and play some football," he concluded.
His agent, Peter Schaffer, said last week that his client was completely innocent and contemplating legal action against the police department.
"I have obtained a written statement from almost 20 witnesses, all of whom corroborated Tharold's version of the incident, in which he did absolutely nothing wrong, and nothing illegal," Schaffer told CBSSports.com. "I'm 100 percent confident that there will be no charges filed and Tharold will be completely exonerated. I'm looking into the filing of civil lawsuit against the officer and the Eunice Police Department. Tharold is an outstanding young man, and it's appalling to me that an officer would act this way, particularly at this time."
The Seattle Seahawks picked Simon in the fifth round of the NFL Draft Saturday after talking with Schaffer.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says he expects a much-scrutinized proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock to pass when the NCAA playing rules oversight panel...More >>
Bret Bielema made an impassioned case in favor of the much-scrutinized proposal to slow down college offenses on Thursday night.More >>