LSU Rids Self Of Troubled Quarterback

LSU said Friday that coach Les Miles has kicked quarterback Ryan Perrilloux off the team.

Perrilloux, who had been suspended three times in his college career, “didn’t fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete,” Miles said. He did not offer details.

LSU said Friday that Perrilloux is expected to finish out the spring semester at the school.

Miles suspended Perrilloux in February, shortly before spring practice began, for unspecified team violations. Perrilloux’s former high school coach, who remains close to the quarterback and his family, has said Perrilloux missed a mandatory team meeting, then missed classes to attend his father’s funeral without notifying coaches.

It was the third suspension for Perrilloux, who was considered the favorite to succeed Matt Flynn as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. Perrillous led LSU to two victories — including the Southeastern Conference championship game — when Flynn, a senior, was injured during the 2007 season.

Perrilloux, who was also suspended by the Tigers last summer, was on the fringe of a counterfeiting investigation and was caught trying to enter a Baton Rouge casino with false identification. He also was involved in a fracas at a nightclub in November, but was cleared of wrongdoing.

Credit: ESPN