LSUE suspends players after incident
LSU Eunice has suspended three players and one non student athlete in connection with an off-campus incident that occured last week involving Lamar State College Port Arthur.
LSUE Director of Publie Relations Van Reed released a statement Tuesday explaining their decision.
“After an investigation by LSU Eunice Student Affairs officials, three softball players and one non-student athlete were suspended from the university for violating LSUE’s student code of conduct in an off-campus scuffle involving some members of the LSUE softball team and the Lamar State College-Port Arthur softball team.
“Twelve other softball players and two women’s basketball players received disciplinary action that includes a two-game suspension and 100 hours of collective community service.”
According to Brooks Kubena of the Beaumont Enterprise, Lamar State College-Port Arthur is enforcing a two-game suspension of 11 of its softball players.
According to LSC-PA athletic director Scott Street's investigation, members of the LSU-E softball team traveled to Port Arthur to confront LSC-PA players following their double-header on March 21.
The 11 members of the LSC-PA program were suspended from Tuesday’s double-header against Baton Rouge Community College, and they will also be required to serve 40 hours of community service.
LSUE is scheduled to face Southwest Mississippi Community College today in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.