Report: LSU RB arrested and charged with raping blacked out victim
LSU RB Tae Provens entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 21, but now he’s facing some very serious criminal allegations.
Per a report from NOLA.com on Wednesday, Provens was accused of raping a blacked out woman on March 24 and arrested Wednesday.
Per the report, the Tigers have confirmed the arrest, adding that Provens has not participated in team activities since entering the transfer portal:
LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed the arrest and booking and said:
“We take any and all allegations like these seriously, and currently, this is a law enforcement investigation. Once the law enforcement component is completed, the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability and the Title IX office will conduct their investigation as well. Provens entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 21, and since that time, he has not participated in team activities.
“At LSU, we’re committed to ending sexual violence and maintaining a community of respect, and an alleged incident like this goes against everything we stand for within our community. Our thoughts go out to the victim in this incident and every resource available through the university is being offered through the LSU CARE Team.”
Provens is being charged with third-degree rape, and the report says the victim said “no, no, no” as he continued to assault her.
Provens appeared in two games for the Tigers in 2018, keeping his redshirt intact. He ran four times for 13 yards — all against Rice.