• LSU tells athletes not to wear school gear at protests


    The Baton Rouge Advocate got its hands on a copy of an email sent by Mirian Segar, Louisiana State University’s senior associate athletic director, to all the university’s student-athletes, telling them in easily-decoded language to tamp down on publicly protesting the announcement by the U.S. Justice Department that no charges would be filed against the police officers who killed Alton Sterling in 2016. Or if they do chose to protest, they probably should do everything in their power to hide the fact that they’re an LSU athlete.

    If you choose to express your opinions publicly, please remember the following:

    As student-athletes, you are some of LSU’s most visible ambassadors. Many of you enjoy a large following and with that comes responsibility. Remember that what you say and do directly impacts how people around the world view LSU.

    IMPORTANT: If you choose to express your opinion on this issue, including on social media, we ask that you do not wear LSU gear or use LSU branding.

    Show respect for your teammates and your coaches with what you say. Understand they may …read more  

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