John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Skinner, LSU's general counsel provided some comments to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated in response to Will Wade's statement on Thursday morning requesting to be reinstated by the school. Here is what Skinner had to say:
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The school responded to Wade’s statement Thursday during an interview with Sports Illustrated. “In everything that’s been said by Will and his folks in the past week, not once have they denied any wrongdoing,” says Tom Skinner, the school’s general counsel. “As a university and employer, we need to hear our employee say, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong,’ or explain the circumstances or admit he did do something wrong. We’ve been unable to get to that point. We have no choice, in terms of institutional control, to not suspend someone.”

“The phrase institutional control is tossed around, but the shorthand version is the NCAA wants universities to have control over their programs,” Skinner says. “They want those universities to have procedures and follow those procedures. If there’s potential wrongdoing that arises, what’d the university do to stop that wrongdoing and take appropriate action? In this case, there have been allegations made via the media of some improper activity. We want to meet with him about it. We have to demonstrate we’ve taken appropriate action.”
You can read Dellenger's full report here.

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53 Comments
This is fair imo!
Reply11 days
Definitely missing the phrase "hell naw"
Reply11 days
Wow. Some delusional people up in here. Yall act like the LSUAD can take a chance with letting him coach. Wade should of just shut up, and not kicked this up with this stupid statement. Crazy how many people try to use their federal rights when they shouldnt. it's like some of yall never had a job before. What Wade is on tape doing is a college coaches top offense. Just like other jobs when you do something you get benched. you have a shooting as a cop that is questionable you can/will get sat. LSUAD is trying to lower the potential blow after it all settles.
Reply11 days
Regardless of what happens, one thing is for certain. LSU will get what they deserve by how they handle this. LSU wants to send a message? That’s fine. It’s how that message will be received by other coaches and the like in the future that will be the lasting effect from all this. IMO... LSU is showing that they will throw you under the train with the quickness for an allegation.
Reply11 days
Chicken shite response.
Reply11 days
Fire Alexander and Alleva.
Reply11 days
The institution needs to be suspended
Reply11 days
Muh institutional control
Reply11 days
Let him coach! Then he can testify later!
Reply11 days
This all sounds like reinstatement is on the way.
Reply11 days
S.E.C.I.A.
Reply12 days
Jail Sankey.
Reply12 days
Evidence leaked paid by the sec child molesters in bama should be questioned under oath.
Reply12 days
Guilty until proven innocent!
Reply12 days
LSU’s decision regarding his employment is not the court of law.
12 days
LSU admins decision is based on "recent media reports". Lol at those defending that.
12 days
CYA University
Reply12 days
Sad to say I won't be giving any money to my alma mater for the foreseeable future. Tickets or annual donations. Offended and insulted at their mishandling of the situation. Will Wade and J. Smart should bring legal action against our own Athletic Department as they are essentially smearing their names without any proof to justify what they're doing. If the allegations come out as true, then may Joe Alleva be viewed as a racist slave driver robbing his student athletes of their worth and CWW be seen as a Saint trying to help these kids and their families.
Reply12 days
Wade: I am within my rights to not make definitive statements due to ongoing federal investigation LSU: why won’t you make definitive statements on the matter?!
Reply12 days
"Wade: I am within my rights to not make definitive statements due to ongoing federal investigation".... of course Wade is within his rights not to talk. And LSU is within its rights to suspend him, given the tapes and Wade's refusal to speak. Just because someone chooses to zip their lip doesn't mean everyone around them is handcuffed. LSU should, and did, take appropriate action. It's just shocking this board is so blinded by winning that they can't see what's rational.
12 days
alttiger, are you really shocked? While there are a few, this message board does not consist of a lot of highly intelligent folks. The simpletons make decisions mostly off of emotions rather than logic.
12 days
Unless more tapes exist that haven’t been made public nothing needs to be said. Wade said nothing illegal or violated NCAA rules in any of those transcripts. Let’s hope they have more and if they don’t I hope Wade cleans them out in a lawsuit.
11 days
If LSU was [say] Vanderbilt this season, would the article even have been advanced at this time by "Yahoo Sports" [?] If not, has "Yahoo Sports" tampered in some manner [either with tournament outcomes, recruiting efforts of future athletes, decision outcomes of existing players? If Wade is never charged, there should be something actionable against "Yahoo Sports" and the author.
Reply12 days
Punish the news outlet for a story you don’t like? That’s some Banana Republic rationale there.
12 days
yes it would be front page news if Vandy's head coach was caught on tape, twice, saying what Wade said.
12 days
holy shite this is an unmitigated shite show.
Reply12 days
Say dindu nuffin or sumpin' - you just can't go back in after a time out. Either claim innocence or plead guilty.
Reply12 days
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