Perrilloux suspended again by LSU coach Les Miles

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2008

LAPLACE – LSU quarterback and former East St. John star Ryan Perrilloux has been suspended indefinitely, and his status for spring practice is unknown at the time.

That was the brief statement released by LSU on Monday, in which Les Miles said that Perrilloux violated unspecified team rules.

Reports that have surfaced sinice the announcement have pointed to Perrilloux missing team meetings, classes and workout sessions.

LSU begins its spring workouts on Feb. 29.

Perrilloux, a junior, has been considered the favorite to succeed senior starter Matt Flynn in 2008, after strong showings as a starter in Flynn’s absence this past season.

It marks the third time that Perrilloux has been suspended in his LSU career.

He was held out of LSU’s win at Alabama last Nov. 3 when we was alleged to have been involved in a fight at The Varsity nightclub in Baton Rouge. After a police investigation, he was not charged.

He was suspended by LSU last May after being cited by Baton Rouge Police as trying to enter a casino gambling boat by using false identification. He was reinstated in August.

On the field, Perrilloux showed great promise in 2007. He was named the MVP of the SEC Championship Game, and was integral in a number of regular season games in helping the Tigers earn the BCS National Championship.

Perrilloux has also recently been dealing with the loss of his biological father, who passed away less than two weeks ago.

Miles was to hold a press conference on Monday to announce the promotions of LSU secondary coach Doug Mallory and linebackers/special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto to co-defensive coordinators, along with the introduction of new special teams coach Joe Robinson.

But Miles, who understood the conference would likely focus more on Perrilloux, canceled the press conference.

If Perrilloux is out for an extended time, it is expected that junior Andrew Hatch, a transfer from Harvard last season, will compete with redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee for the top position on the depth chart.