LSU Athletes Arrested

Sports BookContributor IMarch 9, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 07:  Head coach Les Miles of the Louisiana State University Tigers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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An LSU football player and basketball player were arrested Saturday night after an altercation in the Tigerland area, according to Baton Rouge Police.

LSU senior wide receiver Terrence Toliver and freshman forward Dennis Harris were booked, police reported.

Toliver was tased by police officers after refusing to obey officers’ commands, according to the report.

Toliver was charged with disturbing the peace, public intoxication and resisting an officer. Harris’ charges included interfering with a police officer and entering or remaining after being forbidden.

A third man in the altercation, identified as Timothy Moran, was also charged with disturbing the peace and public intoxication. None of the three were booked into parish prison, according to the report.

LSU football coach Les Miles has talked to Toliver on the phone about the incident and will meet with him in person Monday, according to LSU sports information.

LSU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson will meet with Harris Monday to discuss the incident, officials said.

My intake on this:
If you have players getting arrested, and then getting tased.. That's not an athlete that should be on your roster.  Basketball or football, the players are players, and if they want to make it big, doing things like this will get your but off the roster, and then you can't show yourself, because you thought it was a good idea to go clubing that night and punch someone in the face.  Just small stuff get's your off the team.  I'm in college now, and my buddy just got suspend from school and kicked off the team.  He was a starter for varsity Basketball, and really good.  Some scouts were looking at him, and when I had to e-mail them back, it was hard saying my buddy got suspend.  They said he had lot's of value in his play and could'of done something with it.  That is just something all the athletes need to think about before they get cought drinking, smoking, or fighting.  All in the head.