Family of Clemson RB, Louisiana native Travis Etienne receiving threats from LSU fans
The family of Clemson running back Travis Etienne, which lives in Jennings, La., about 90 minutes west of LSU’s campus, is receiving threats ahead of the upcoming College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans.
According to The Greenville News’ Scott Keepfer, the threats toward Etienne’s family are coming from LSU fans ahead of the matchup for the national title.
“One person said we had less than 24 hours to get out of Louisiana,” said Donnetta Etienne, Travis’ mother, according to Keepfer. “I didn’t take it serious, I just got off social media.
“LSU fans are kind of over the top. We have nothing against LSU; it’s not LSU, it’s LSU fans. They have a big desire for LSU to win the game. The only thing I didn’t like about it is it’s not Travis playing LSU, it’s Clemson playing LSU. But LSU fans started going crazy and we haven’t even played the game yet.”
Etienne is having a great season for Clemson, as he’s rushed for 1,536 yards and 18 touchdowns. He had three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving) in the Tigers’ Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.
Clemson and LSU are set to play for the national title on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.