Ed Oregon addresses latest accusations facing LSU, updates QB plan vs. Arkansas
LSU is facing a fresh round of serious allegations in a USA TODAY article that alleges that LSU mishandled sexual misconduct complaints involving athletes.
The new report from claims that LSU’s failure to adequately address sexual misconduct goes beyond one star running back, referring to Derrius Guice. Officials in the university’s athletic department and broader administration repeatedly have ignored complaints against abusers, denied victims’ requests for protections and subjected them to further harm by known perpetrators.
At his Monday press conference, coach Ed Orgeron read the following statement in response to the report.
“We need to support and protect victims of violence and sexual abuse of any kind,” Orgeron said. “I have in the past and will continue to take appropriate action with protocols.
Later in the press conference, Orgeron was asked if the USA Today story reflects a culture at LSU from before he arrived. He declined to answer and referred to his earlier statement, but added, “Your question is important.”
Orgeron also said for this week’s game against Arkansas, that TJ Finley will probably start at quarterback. Max Johnson, who was out last week, will get a chance in practice.
Orgeron added that suspended left tackle Dare Rosenthal might be reinstated to the team, but it’s not the case yet.