Prior to the final game of the regular season, LSU suspended coach Will Wade after it was reported that FBI investigators had captured Wade on tape discussing payment for a player.
However, that wasn’t exactly the reason Wade was suspended. Rather, he was suspended because he canceled a meeting with AD Joe Alleva and other LSU executives.
On Wednesday, The Advocate reported that LSU’s general counsel, Tom Skinner, said Wade could potentially be reinstated if he speaks with his bosses and is persuasive:
“If he (Wade) decides to come in and talk and is persuasive, then Joe (Alleva) and the president … are going to be faced with the decision as to whether to reinstate him,” said Tom Skinner, LSU’s general counsel and vice president for legal affairs. “But … we’re not there yet.”
It’s unlikely that the meeting takes place, though, and even if it does, there’s no guarantee Wade would be reinstated.
With the SEC Tournament coming up, it seems the Tigers will be without their head coach.