Former LSU linebacker Donte Starks sent out the following message on Twitter Saturday about his dismissal from the team this week.

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Good to see this young man have the chest to accept his mistakes and clear up his dismissal. Good luck to you Donte (if you are reading TD).
Reply16 days
Good luck to him.
Reply16 days
Good for this kid... I wish more of them would speak up for themselves in situations like this and shut the door on the speculation. Now anybody who wants to pass judgment is doing this out of ignorance. And for those who think it is so simple to pass these "easy" classes, check yourself. You were probably taught how to go to school and be responsible with your academics in HS. Well in case you did not notice, when you are a star athlete in HS, you often get privileges. And unfortunately, those privileges do not help prepare you for college. I would be inclined to blame his HS for not preparing him for college before I put all the fault on the kid. If he was able to slide by in HS because of his athletic status, then why would he think he would not be able to slide by in college where he is part of one of, if not THE, best team in college football history? ... just a thought
Reply16 days
Positive and right attitude will always overcome any problems, set backs and obstacles. Stay encouraged.
Reply17 days
Head up, young man. You got this.
Reply17 days
Geaux get em Donte. Don't ever give up. Pursue Your Dream
Reply17 days
Best of luck to this young man.
Reply17 days
Hopefully he goes the CC route and gets back to D1 ball. Best of luck to him.
Reply17 days
Yeah, good on him for being a man about it and taking responsibility. We all experience challenges and failures in life, it’s how you respond that matters. Hopefully he can apply himself, get the help he needs, and find his way back to big time football.
Reply17 days
His grades must have been back to back bad semesters (since he was a freshman). Usually, after 1 bad one you're on probation and 2 consecutive you're out of school.
Reply17 days
So the tweet has been removed from this article or is it just not visible on mobile?
Reply17 days
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He stood up like a man to say it was academics. Best-of-luck to you, Donte. If you hang in there your time will surely come.
Reply18 days
I like this kid. It takes a big person to understand and accept responsibility for their shortcomings. He handled the last situation well too. It’s just all quite unfortunate.
Reply18 days
How bout don’t carry a gun illegally?? I don’t know I’m just new to rules/laws
17 days
Austin is a socialist.
17 days
Wouldn’t say all that bro since I have a gun just saying doing it the right way is one thing doing it the wrong way is another
17 days
School is just harder for some people. Doesn’t make them dumb, some people just learn differently than others. I really hope there’s a way he can find his way back to LSU by the time he’s a senior.
Reply18 days
You serious? I obtained a study guide for a final exam from a football player once and there were 100 things to learn and the test was 100 questions. The rest of the class had over 300 bullet points to learn for the 100 question exam. Poor guy. Life is hard.
17 days
the Sports Administration major that most athletes take is something my 10 year old daughter could handle. I applaud him for admitting the problem ,but damn, these guys take the easiest classes in the world, and have tutors to help them. If they can’t stay eligible, I simply don’t know what to say.
17 days
He actually seems pretty mature about this. He admitted what the problem was and is going to try to make the best of the situation. Best of luck to him.
Reply18 days
Dont go to harvard on the bayou (nicholls)
Reply18 days
WTF does that mean? I bet Nicholls will take him in a heartbeat and I can guarantee that Tim Rebowe will take him second! Don't be a douchebag about if a get can make it or not academically!
18 days
"about if a get can make it or not"??? Sounds like YOU shouldn't try it in "harvard on the bayou" also.
17 days
Best of luck in the future, young man!
Reply18 days
Some people struggle with school.
Reply18 days
I like this kid. He just told the Rant to F off.
Reply18 days
Yea, that's good for him. You had stupid arse people on the rant speculating all kinds of dumb shite.
17 days
I blame Larry
16 days
Wishing him the very best!!!
Reply18 days
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