Russell Shephard to Return in LSU's 4th Game

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says suspended LSU receiver Russell Shepard will be eligible to return for the Tigers' fourth game of the season when the Tigers play at West Virginia.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity because the NCAA has not announced its decision to cap
Shepard's punishment at three games. Shepard, a starter, was suspended before LSU's season opener against Oregon for breaking an NCAA rule that bars discussing ongoing investigations with teammates.

The probe concerns the relationship scouting service provider and purported street agent Willie Lyles has had with LSU and a number of other schools. LSU plays on Saturday against Northwestern State and next week at Mississippi State.

The three-game suspension was first reported by Tiger Sports
Digest.


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