July 12, 2007

Appeals process can be lengthy

Speaking at a media conference two weeks ago, LSU football coach Les Miles said that there was no new information on the status of defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.

As a redshirt freshman, Jean-Francois made an impact with 27 tackles during the regular season. However, Jean-Francois was suspended from the team for the Sugar Bowl against Notre Dame.

Jean-Francois, who was selected a first-team freshman All-American, has been in limbo ever since early January. He participated in spring practice, but Miles continued to say that there was no final word on his status for the upcoming football season.

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