On Thursday night, the NCAA announced that former 5-star DB Kristian Fulton’s two-year suspension for cheating on a PED drug test would be upheld.

That was obviously disappointing news for the LSU Tigers, who added the talented defender to their 2017 class.

Following the NCAA’s decision, LSU released a statement, saying the athletic department would continue to explore other options:

LSU AD Joe Alleva issued an even stronger statement in support of Fulton:

Fulton’s attorney also weighed in on the situation, saying all possible options to get Fulton on the field would be explored:

Jackson and the Tigers seem to be fighting an uphill battle at this point, but crazy things have happened recently, so it makes sense to keep fighting to get the star defender on the field once again.