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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday that outside linebacker/defensive end Arden Key will take some time away from football for personal reasons.

Here is Orgeron's statement from LSUSports.net:
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“In consultation with our staff and his family, Arden Key has decided to take some time away from football for personal reasons. We fully support Arden in his decision and look forward to welcoming him back home to the Tiger family at the appropriate time.”

Orgeron and Key will have no further comment on the matter. Orgeron asked that fans and members of the media respect the privacy of Key as this is a personal matter.
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God Bless Arden Key! May the Lord direct his life.
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A tweet he put out on 2-8-2017 Hmmm Being a athlete, I just found out how many football & non-football related opportunities open up for you. #Millionaireby22 #Billionaireby40
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If this means he comes back focused and ready this summer its a great idea. Its not like he needs to figure out how to rush the passer.
Reply1 month
Probably going to rehab....
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Take the time you need Arden. We'll be here when you get back!
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One of my favorite college players. Hope things work out for him and his family. I wanted him at Auburn. Love the way he plays the game.
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Lsu is having more drama and crises than the Trump administration. What the hail is going on?
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It's called social media Whynotme. We can't fart these days without everyone knowing about it. These things were always there in the past. We just didn't have instant access to it. Every team has their share of drama. This is nothing to worry about.
1 month
Lsu is having more drama and crises than the Trump administration. What the hail is going on?
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Hope he gets through whatever it is he has going on. I'm sure it is a high priority matter if he is taking time away from football to address it. I'm fine with him missing the spring game. He knows the defense inside and out so I don't foresee any drop off in production if he comes back for the season opener. Get whatever it is you need taken care of Arden and know the all of Tiger Nation loves and supports you always. Tiger forever!
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I wonder if this has anything to do with that game he missed... I don't know what's wrong with him and pray it's nothing serious and pray for the young man he is and man he will become. As someone who battled demons in life when I was younger, put your full commitment towards that (or his issue) and worry about football last right now. Just remember, whatever it is can be overcome and you'll have plenty of support, but you just have to ask, which is sometimes difficult for prideful people. Good luck Arden, prayers to you and your family.
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1st rd. NFL money will cure whatever ails him. No one would turn that down. A death in the family would be public record, so it isn't that. Not my business anyway. Good luck, prayers, and best wishes, Arden! See you in September!
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Academic reasons. ..need to take care things in the classroom. Will be back at end of summer.
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Academic reasons. ..need to take care things in the classroom. Will be back at end of summer.
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Man, you must crave attention. Why else would a bonehead like you post a definitive statement about a guy you don't really know? Please provide just an ounce of proof.
1 month
Still 6 months away from the start of the season, plenty of time
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There are things that are more important than football. This is a man-sized decision, that I am sure was difficult and painful to make. I hope he has a positive outcome to whatever the issue is.
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Drugs....that's what Matt Moscona said.
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Hope is mom gets better soon.
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Good luck in whatever you're dealing with. We're rooting for ya!
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WOW! the potential number one pick next year taking some time off as in what time? spring ball, summer. I hope he is is back for the fall if not the defense just toke a major hit!!
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Oh for goodness sake he is not quiting the team. Just taking a little time off. Stop worrying so much.
1 month
Oh Boy! Don't like this at all
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