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LSU head coach Will Wade commented on his indefinite suspension through the following text message which was sent to NOLA.com:
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"Serving as the Head Basketball Coach at LSU has been the honor of my life. I love this university and all it stands for. From day one, I’ve been focused on building a winning program made up of excellent coaches and staff and a team of first-rate student athletes.

"I cannot comment at this time on various media reports, except to say that they do not begin to tell the full story. I understand the University had to take action before all the facts are in, but I would ask everyone to withhold their judgment until the record is complete.

“To my players and coaches, I support you 100%, and I will be with you in spirit as the season progresses. Your best response to this is to narrow your focus and make sure the last part of the season is the strongest part!”
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Sluuuu60 months
#FreeWillWade Billboards
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Jackie Chan60 months
#RideOrDie
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gizmothepug60 months
Innocent until proven guilty no longer exists in today’s world, social media and talking heads on tv is all that matters these days.
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Cajunomics60 months
This is so ridiculous they would suspend him on something so vague.
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When he refused to give his side of the story how can you not?
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cwill60 months
He wasn't fired.
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Doug Masters60 months
"Well I guess there's only one thing left to do.........win the whole frickin' thing."
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Bottom960 months
What a beautiful fricking man that guy is. I love you Coach Wade.
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CDawson60 months
If history reigns true, the last time this AD had allegations against a head coach he jumped to a few conclusions that didn't turn out to be true and it changed many lives. The feds better have more than the single transcript I have read or they have a big fat nothing burger.
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JustinT3760 months
@CDawson I hear you but the DA of that area was the one making that team be presumed guilty before evidence came out and even hid/altered evidence.
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Play_Neck60 months
Heck yea
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MSTiger3360 months
I hope this team goes scorched earth going forward
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chicageaux_tiger60 months
If it ends up that Will Wade did nothing, then Will Wade as Athletic Director and basketball coach for life. Anything else and he will never come back to work for Alleva.
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LSUtwolves60 months
But he did something. Don’t be stupid
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Tigers eyes60 months
LSUtwolves WHAT DID HE DO?!?!?! I keep asking this of you people who say he did something, and I've yet to get a fricking answer!!! WHAT THE FREAKING HELL DID HE DO?!?!?
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themunch60 months
I'm with Him. Do this Tigers.
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DVinBR60 months
gone pecan
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Mikey P60 months
he gone
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Mikey P60 months
and meanwhile alabama football players with no money are riding around in brand new chargers and challengers. NCAA says "move along, nothing to see here"
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rbdallas60 months
and complete families are relocated "to work for a church" ... sure right !
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BTRDD60 months
I hope when it all plays out, he is exonerated and Joe Alleva is fired.
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rbdallas60 months
Everyone has done what they needed to do FOR THIS POINT IN TIME. No blame on Alleva for this at this time....protecting LSU.
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kemowasabi60 months
I stand with Coach Wade!..Til the Truth be told! Geaux Tigers!..Team...we are now with you more than ever!
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Pianoman60 months
Well, we've seen how truthful and honest the FBI has been with all of the Trump administration investigations.....just don't trust those guys any more.
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rbdallas60 months
It is not their MONEY... Investigations create EMPLOYMENT for them.
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LesnarF560 months
Why not just leave it play out, court is not scheduled until the end of April. Never liked Aleva as a man after how he handled the Lacross fiasco at Duke. Always thought he was a throw you under the bus kinda guy, not anyone that had your back.
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beantown60 months
Well history repeats itself....honestly disappointed with Joe
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fisheggs mcgee60 months
Does the FBI have nothing better to do than use manpower to try and sniff out the goings ons of a college basketball squad? I mean, this country has a lot of really disturbing problems and mysteries...child trafficking..drug trafficking..murders..Momo scaring the daylights of kids trying to watch Peppa Pig.. Why the heck are they wasting precious time on the clock trying to bust poor will wade making a phone call? I get a lot of taxes taken out of my hard earned paycheck every two weeks and I don’t appreciate the wackadoodle crap it helps fund sometimes!
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CanebreakCajun60 months
Terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, serial killers, nope this is a far, far greater threat to the fabric of America. Screw them
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Tiger4life580360 months
Online poker, steroids in baseball and coaches trying to giving recruits’ families money. Thanks for protecting and serving me FBI.
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jpainter617460 months
Will wade till I die!
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KCT60 months
I'm 100% with Coach Wade! Alleva & F. King can go to hell!
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rbdallas60 months
Everyone has done what they needed to do FOR THIS POINT IN TIME. No blame on Alleva for this at this time....protecting LSU.
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idlewatcher60 months
I agree RB. Alleva didn’t have much of a choice considering Wade said GFY when asked to come in. It was the right decision IMO
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tigerMike60 months
They're asking him to testify. You don't ask someone to testify because you are trying to decide whether or not to charge them, that's not how this works. He's not in trouble with the FBI. This tape sounds bad but it's literally nothing in terms of rules violations. He doesn't break any NCAA rules either. We all know how this really works at EVERY power 5 school in football and/or basketball. It's our turn in the limelight because of a broken system managed by a broken organization.
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