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LSU Football

Tyler Taylor suspended

August 8, 2018

Last week, LSU coach Ed Orgeron informed members of the media that starting right guard Ed Ingram was indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules.

According to sources, an investigation is being conducted by LSU into an incident which involved Ingram while he was in high school in DeSoto (Tex.). Orgeron has not provided any additional information on Ingram since last Friday.

Inside linebacker Tyler Taylor, who is running with the second defense behind Jacob Phillips, has also been suspended from the team. The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate reported Wednesday evening that Taylor was the getaway drive during an alleged burglary of a pawn shop in Cumming (Ga.).

Taylor’s hometown is Buford (Ga.), which is about 12 miles from Cumming. According to The Advocate, the robbery occurred Jan. 8. Four people took part in the alleged burglary in which firearms were stolen.

An arrest warrant was issued for Taylor on May 27. Taylor was arrested for three crimes – conspiracy to commit a crime, party to a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.

All three of those crimes are classified as felonies. Therefore, Taylor was indefinitely suspended according to LSU athletic department policy. Taylor was booked into jail May 31 and released after a bond of $33,550 was posted. No charges have been filed and no court date has been set.

Taylor was one of a number of players who missed practice Wednesday. LSU officials just found out about Taylor’s situation earlier in the day. Orgeron made no comment about Taylor during his post-practice press conference. The Advocate reported the story after Orgeron’s media opportunity.

The Tigers have six scholarship inside linebackers – Devin White, Phillips, Patrick Queen, Taylor, Damone Clark and Micah Baskerville. Queen, who backs up White, was not at practice Wednesday. Baskerville, a true freshman, has missed the last three days because of a minor injury.

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