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Could legal action get Devin White on field for 1st half vs. Alabama?

Probably, but it could come at a price, says legal expert

October 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm

(WWL.com) -- LSU says the SEC will not overturn Devin White's suspension for the first half of the Alabama game, because of targeting a Mississippi State player. So can legal action be taken? Legal analyst Tim Meche says LSU would have no problem finding a Baton Rouge judge to grant a temporary injunction, but it comes with a risk.

"The SEC, if he plays in the game, can impose severe penalties and sanctions on LSU and they may even ban them from a bowl game," said Meche. 
 
Suspended Hahnville High School quarterback, Andrew Robison, received a court order to play football, but he's yet to take the field, because the LHSAA could hand down future penalties. Meche says the same thing could happen to LSU, if a judge ruled White can play Bama. 
 
"If I was LSU, I wouldn't play him and risk the idea there could be sanctions and penalties if they decided to defy the SEC," said Meche. 
 
Meche says it would be a stretch for a group of fans to file a lawsuit against the SEC and get a judge to grant a temporary injunction against the suspension and it's unlikely LSU or White will take legal action. Meche's advice, as both a legal mind and an LSU fan, is that the Tiger nation needs to move on. 
 
"I worry it may distract the players from preparing for the game," said Meche.  

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