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LSU suspends Will Wade indefinitely

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Yeah, this is bad... 

https://www.wdsu.com/article/lsu-suspends-basketball-coach-will-wade-indefinitely/26766361?fbclid=IwAR2dO1L3zGBlexvwnPTe561ZKNJQR51nQdUGItnKP4YkIeQjos0ImP4Ig4Y

BATON ROUGE, La. —

Louisiana State University has suspended men's basketball coach Will Wade.

University President F. King Alexander and Athletics Director Joe Alleva announced the decision Friday in a news release.

 

The decision comes after a Yahoo Sports report said the FBI recorded a conversation between Wade and recruiting middle man Christian Dawkins.

The report alleges that Wade expressed frustration over a star recruit who has yet to accept an offer. It is believed that the recruit is LSU freshman Javante Smart.

Dawkins has already been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the wide-ranging pay-to-play scandal.

Wade said Thursday that he hasn't read the report.

Here's the statement from LSU:

"Recent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to all of us. As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address this situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter."

Stay with WDSU.com for updates.

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This was the right thing to do.

With Urban Meyer, Ohio State suspended him but tried wholeheartedly to pretend he had no knowledge, blah, blah, blah.  It was plain as day they were purposefully not willing to see what was plain to everyone else.  LSU should not act so stupidly and try to protect the coach.  I feel bad for the players and I understand that Wade was competing in the landscape of what NCAA Men's Basketball is.  So was Lance Armstrong and any other number of people you want to name.  When the jig is up it's futile to just continue to deny and LSU is doing the right thing.

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