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Sprints Doesn't Need a Defense Attorney -- At Least Not Yet // 08.22.11

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Because it's perfectly normal to hire a defense attorney when you're innocent. Why do you ask?
Postponing your meeting with police is something that could happen to almost anyone who's in a position to meet with police. Hiring a defense attorney is a relatively normal thing to do when you've been implicated in a bar fight. Postponing your meeting with police and hiring a defense attorney is probably something that people interested in your innocence should be worried about. LSU fans, start panicking.

Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry had been asked to give their side of the story at police headquarters Monday, but attorney Nathan Fisher asked for a delay, Sgt. Donald Stone said.

Fisher requested "a 24 hour postponement so that he can meet with the players and get a better understanding of the incident," he wrote in a news release. He said police would speak with Fisher on Monday to arrange the interviews.

Paying for the defense attorney probably isn't going to be a big deal, given that Jordan Jefferson will get a $90 million contract from Al Davis at some point. But hiring one still doesn't inspire a lot of confidence that the sit-down with police that was scheduled for Monday is just standard operating procedure.

Baton Rouge is going to need a bigger pokey
I don't think Les Miles was being literal when he said this. At least, I hope not.

"I can tell you we've started disciplining our team because this was a team violation; this was not just a guy," Miles said. "This was the team. So we ran them, we're running them."

The actual number, according to the Times Picayune, is more like 15-20 players involved. Which is still an awful lot of football players doing an awful lot of fighting. Of course, if it's the backup long snapper, that's not a big deal. But some of the players involved or potentially involved are higher-profile players. At least LSU doesn't have a major neutral-site game against a Top 5 opponent scheduled for opening weekend or anything.

Nike must be stopped
This has officially gone too far now. I'm actually not a fan of metallic pants, and I'm not sure that all monochromatic uniforms are that bad (I think South Carolina's garnet ones are okay, for the record), but the new Georgia uniforms unveiled by Nike are -- well, there are no words. So I'll go with awbadrible, because something that hideous really does deserve its own word.

Really, it's fun. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go cry myself to sleep
According to local beat-reporter types, Houston Nutt and David Lee are enjoying the quarterback competition in Oxford this fall. Really. Because uncertainty at that position always works out well for Ole Miss; just ask Jacksonville State.

Said Nutt: "We have to do it at the right time. David has to feel good about it. I don't feel like there is a certain due date."

Well, you know, except for that whole season opener date thing. But maybe they're just waiting to hear back from Nevin Shapiro.

Speaking of ...
Am I the only to whom this just kind of sounds funny?

Florida receivers coach Aubrey Hill was one of seven coaches named as having been aware of impermissible benefits supplied by former booster Nevin Shapiro. ...

"I've talked to Aubrey after the article came out. I feel very comfortable with he and I's conversation," said Muschamp on Saturday. "I support Aubrey 100 percent. I'm glad he's here at Florida and that's all I'm really going to comment on."

Obviously, your humble correspondent has no idea what was said between Muschamp and Hill. But it would have to be a whale of an explanation before I'd give a coach implicated in a major recruiting scandal 100 percent report.

Because what Vanderbilt really needed was another quarterback
Apparently, it's a buyer's market for quarterbacks, and James Franklin will not be left behind. While he's not going to be eligible for another year, Austyn Carta-Samuels has become the 23rd quarterback on the Commodores' roster after transferring from Wyoming.