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LSU linebacker Tyler Taylor suspended indefinitely for offseason arrest

August 08, 2018 - 8:26 pm
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James Moran, associate editor of Tiger Rag Magazine 

LSU has suspended sophomore linebacker Tyler Taylor indefinitely as of Wednesday night for an offseason arrest relating to the robbery of a pawn shop.

An LSU official confirmed the indefinite suspension. Taylor was one of 12 players absent from football practice on Wednesday afternoon. The linebackers’s absence did not come up during LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s post-practice presser, but news broke shortly thereafter.

Brooks Kubena of The Advocate broke the news and reported additional details relating to Taylor’s arrest. LSU only learned of the incident on Wednesday, but the alleged robbery took place in Georgia this past January and Taylor was arrested in May. He participated in summer workouts at LSU and had been in attendance at fall camp up until Wednesday.

Taylor started five games for LSU last season and entered camp battling fellow sophomore Jacob Phillips for the starting inside linebacker spot opposite Devin White. Taylor was credited with 32 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a freshman.

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