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    Louisiana Gov asks for thorough review of LSU

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana...225815714.html

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards 'deeply troubled' after LSU investigation, urges a thorough review

    Louisiana’s governor called on LSU to do a “prompt, thorough and transparent investigation” following a USA TODAY report that found systemic mishandling of sexual misconduct and dating violence complaints by the school.

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he was not prepared to recommend anyone lose his or her job. But he said he was “deeply troubled” by the USA TODAY investigation. Published Monday, it found that officials in Louisiana State University's athletic department and broader administration repeatedly ignored complaints against abusers, denied victims’ requests for protections and subjected them to further harm by known perpetrators.

    “We have to take this very seriously,” Edwards said. “We cannot tolerate any instances where someone might willfully turn a blind eye to credible allegations of this kind of violence and abuse. If that happened, we need to know about it.”

    Edwards made the remarks in response to a question about the USA TODAY investigation during his weekly COVID-19 press conference.

    Interim LSU president Thomas Galligan announced Monday that the school has hired law firm Husch Blackwell to do an “independent, comprehensive review of our Title IX policies and procedures.” The review is to focus on “the entirety” of the Title IX process, from the time allegations are reported to when they are investigated and adjudicated, according to LSU spokesman Jim Sabourin.

    It also will look at the specific cases mentioned in USA TODAY’s investigation and whether those were handled properly, Sabourin said. The investigation is expected to be completed in early spring and made available to the public, the school said.

    USA TODAY found that LSU ignored two rape allegations against former star running back Derrius Guice, as well as a complaint that he took a partially nude photo of a woman without her consent and shared it with others, a felony in Louisiana.

    Including Guice, at least nine football players have been reported to police for sexual misconduct and dating violence since coach Ed Orgeron took over the team four years ago, records show. The university disciplined two of them, and one – former wide receiver Drake Davis – was not expelled until four months after he was convicted of physically abusing his former girlfriend.


    Derrius Guice, who played at LSU from 2015 to '17, has been accused of rape by two former students.

    At least seven LSU officials had direct knowledge Davis was abusing his girlfriend, an LSU women’s tennis player, USA TODAY found. But those officials sat on the information for months while Davis continued to assault and strangle her.

    USA TODAY did not initially name the woman, Jade Lewis. But she identified herself in a statement Wednesday night in which she refuted tennis coach Julia Sell’s claim that she was unaware of the abuse. Sell made the claim earlier in the day in a private social media post obtained by USA TODAY.

    Lewis’ father and one of her teammates told USA TODAY that they had informed Sell and her husband, co-coach Mike Sell, about the abuse at least six months before the Sells told police they learned about it.

    “This statement is a blatant lie,” Lewis wrote. “... I was betrayed by Coach Sell, and I will not stand by and allow her to deny knowledge of what I went through, when in reality she knew the full truth and simply chose to stand by.”




    #2
    “Don’t care, won the natty. Y’all just jealous.” -LSU fans

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      #3
      Umm, swap Baylor for LSU..?

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        #4
        Boys will be boys.

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          #5
          Originally posted by kopp0e View Post
          Umm, swap Baylor for LSU..?
          Lol. Bad thing is, Baylor & Coach Briles were justifiably raked over the coals for what they did. When this story first began leaking out back in the fall, nothing was said, etc. It is interesting how these two similar cases were handled by the media.

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            #6
            Dude just lost the next election. From what I gather, nothing is more important than LSU Tigah football to that deeply uneducated state.

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              #7
              Originally posted by SoonernVolved View Post

              Lol. Bad thing is, Baylor & Coach Briles were justifiably raked over the coals for what they did. When this story first began leaking out back in the fall, nothing was said, etc. It is interesting how these two similar cases were handled by the media.
              Baylor got to shitcan Briles and pretend like all was well and forgotten. Neither program is getting what they deserve for this kind of shit.

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                #8
                Originally posted by 49cent View Post

                Baylor got to shitcan Briles and pretend like all was well and forgotten. Neither program is getting what they deserve for this kind of shit.
                And Baylor's splashy new HC hire was at LSU 2016-2019.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by AppySooner View Post

                  And Baylor's splashy new HC hire was at LSU 2016-2019.
                  Good point

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by AppySooner View Post

                    And Baylor's splashy new HC hire was at LSU 2016-2019.
                    Lofl...

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                      #11
                      "Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards died today of what investigators are calling self-inflicted wounds"

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                        #12
                        My understanding is in Louisiana there is a fine line between love and rape.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Brick View Post
                          "Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards died today of what investigators are calling self-inflicted wounds"
                          Blunt force trauma to the head killed him but then he somehow shot himself in the back of the head three times also for good measure.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Brick View Post
                            "Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards died today of what investigators are calling self-inflicted wounds"
                            "Shot 11 times. Worst case of suicide I ever seen."

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                              #15
                              Lol anyone thinking one of the most crooked states in America is gonna..'investigate' themselves...

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by OUrage View Post
                                My understanding is in Louisiana there is a fine line between love and rape.
                                That my friend.. depends on the relative.

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                                  #17
                                  When the Louisiana Gov gets involved, you know there will be some real investigations happening.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by OUrage View Post
                                    My understanding is in Louisiana there is a fine line between love and rape.
                                    However, there is no line between love and incest in many Louisiana towns

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Jakel View Post
                                        Lol anyone thinking one of the most crooked states in America is gonna..'investigate' themselves...
                                        When all is said and done they'll put out some bullshit statement about how these guys all worked hard and sweat during the summer so they deserve a break.
                                        Give me Liberty, or give me Death!

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                                          #21
                                          Any of you ever been to Baton Rouge? I spent several months working there 3 years ago and it is totally populated by seriously inbred and ignorant Coonasses and Rednecks.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Lonetreebill View Post
                                            Any of you ever been to Baton Rouge? I spent several months working there 3 years ago and it is totally populated by seriously inbred and ignorant Coonasses and Rednecks.
                                            Spent one night there. The hotel tried to double-charge me. Crooks.

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                                              #23
                                              LSU .... Baylor.... same difference

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                                                #24
                                                I want to hear Coach Ogre’s thoughts on this... with subtitles, please.

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                                                  #25
                                                  I was really hoping to hear WTinOK’s take on this.

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                                                    #26
                                                    Originally posted by Lonetreebill View Post
                                                    Any of you ever been to Baton Rouge? I spent several months working there 3 years ago and it is totally populated by seriously inbred and ignorant Coonasses and Rednecks.
                                                    And they’re proud of it! You and me are F ups in their world.

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                                                      #27
                                                      [QUOTEthat deeply uneducated state. [/QUOTE]

                                                      LOLOLOL too perfect.

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                                                        #28
                                                        Worst fans, worst players in the country. Epic suckage. Death Penalty 2--oh Baby Jesus please.

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                                                          #29
                                                          Originally posted by OUrage View Post
                                                          My understanding is in Louisiana there is a fine line between love and rape.
                                                          Depends on whether or not blood relatives are involved

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                                                            #30
                                                            LSU = Baylor on the Bayou.

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                                                              #31
                                                              What is it with the name Edwards and politics down there? You can't swing a dead cat by tail without hitting someone with that name in politics down there....

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                                                                #32
                                                                They are all the spawn of Huey Long.

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Originally posted by Waddy Young View Post
                                                                  Death Penalty 2--oh Baby Jesus please.
                                                                  Don't think so.

                                                                  They wouldn't give the death penalty to a team that harbored an active pedophile for over 40 years so do you really believe they're gonna give out the death penalty for this?

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Originally posted by Balko View Post
                                                                    They are all the spawn of Huey Long.
                                                                    An interesting aside. In 1934 Biff Jones was coaching at LSU. Huey Long was infamous for meddling with the LSU program. When Biff took the job he said he wouldn't stand for Huey meddling with his team.
                                                                    For a couple of years Long was a big supporter but he didn't bother the coaches. Then in the final game of 1934 Long demanded to talk to the team at half time. Jones refused to let him. Down 13-0 to Oregon, Long told Jones "he better come back and win or he was fired". Jones then told Long that he was qoing to quit after the game regardless. LSU came back to win 14-13 but Jones did indeed quit.

                                                                    Lo and behold the next season Biff Jones was the head coach at Oklahoma. A position he held for two years before going to Nebraska to replace Dana X. Bible....who moved to Texas.

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      Wait a second...you're saying shady shit is happening unfer Ed O's watch?
                                                                      Now that's just hard to believe.

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        Originally posted by 49cent View Post
                                                                        I want to hear Coach Ogre’s thoughts on this... with subtitles, please.

                                                                        Going to need a translator first.

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            Originally posted by Balko View Post
                                                                            They are all the spawn of Huey Long.
                                                                            Huey Long was nothing before he collaborated with The News.

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