Last night, Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the state about the current budget crisis. He noted that schools across the state could run out of money by April if his tax increases are not passed. This means that the schools will shut down. He also sent out a dark message about college football:
ICYMI: full video of Governor John Bel Edwards quote of the future of college football in Louisiana. pic.twitter.com/G42INObiBz
— Kelsey Wingert (@KelsWingert) February 12, 2016
Here’s the full quote:
“If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester. That means you can say farewell to college football next fall.”
Technically, that includes every school in Louisiana, but I feel like the message isn’t as strong if you’re threatening to shut down Louisiana-Monroe or Louisiana Tech football. Want to really get people talking? Go for the golden jewel of the state: the LSU Tigers.
You’ve got to think that LSU will still be building their massive L-S-U shaped lazy river. I’m positive that these are just scare tactics in order to push forward an agenda. No one actually believes that LSU football will be lost next year, right?
I spoke with our resident LSU guy, Bogey Wells, to get his reaction on the whole thing. He didn’t go into much detail, but had this to say: “Yeah, fuck him.” I think most of us here share the same sentiment..
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