Will Wade's decision to blow off his LSU bosses reportedly led the school to suspend him
While some LSU fans continue to show support for their embattled head coach Will Wade, if the latest report out of Baton Rouge is accurate, it likely just got significantly tougher to support the suspended coach.
LSU suspended Wade on Friday the day after an explosive Yahoo! Sports story was released claiming the FBI has audio, acquired via wiretap during the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, featuring the coach discussing an “offer” made to a recruit with a former agent. That former agent, Chrisitan Dawkins, has since been convicted in court following the FBI’s findings, and the recruit committed to LSU immediately after the exchange between Wade and Dawkins.
According to sports anchor and reporter Jacques Doucet of WAFB in Baton Rouge, Wade was suspended after failing to meet with his bosses at LSU:
“Source tells WAFB Will Wade was asked to come in and speak to LSU top ranking officials on the allegations,” Doucet tweeted out on Friday. “Wade declined to do so. AD Joe Alleva and the school felt they were then left with no choice but to suspend Wade.”
If he’s innocent of all charges, and this story is accurate, this is going to be tough for Wade to explain. If Wade refuses to assist LSU in clearing his name, the school had no choice but to send him away while they investigate the matter.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has issued his support of LSU’s suspension to Wade and now more information has begun to leak out regarding the situation in Baton Rouge. Despite Wade’s embattled status, LSU plans to compete in the SEC and NCAA Tournament.