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LSU Football Deja Vu: Rickey Jefferson Arrested

Les Miles has another Jefferson problem on his hands as LSU signee Rickey Jefferson (younger brother of Jordan) was arrested.
Les Miles has another Jefferson problem on his hands as LSU signee Rickey Jefferson (younger brother of Jordan) was arrested.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Brett StephenAnalyst IIMarch 13, 2013

Rickey Jefferson, LSU football signee and brother of former troubled LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest with violence according to WVUE New Orleans.

The charges are a result of an incident at a Mardi Gras parade in which Jefferson allegedly punched a plain-clothes detective as he attempted to handcuff a member of Jefferson’s group. 

Jefferson’s older brother, Jordan, was arrested in Baton Rouge after a fight outside a bar in which he allegedly kicked a man in the face (per ESPN).

He was also recently arrested for possession of marijuana.

Les Miles should have learned his lesson with Jordan. 

Miles had an undeniable and unexplainable loyalty to Jefferson during his time as the LSU quarterback.  He continued that loyalty to the Jefferson family by extending a scholarship offer to his younger brother, despite Jordan’s off-the-field problems.

The Jeffersons obviously have difficulties staying out of trouble, and LSU does not need to take on another project after recent history with Jordan and Tyrann Mathieu.

As a coach, you don’t want to give up on a kid after one incident, but this case is different.  Rickey watched as his brother unraveled as an LSU player.  If he did not learn from his brother’s very public mistakes, then he’s not someone that you can trust to stay out of trouble going forward.

Hopefully this recent incident with Rickey will open Miles’ eyes and spare Tiger fans four more years of a Jefferson bringing down the program.

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