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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Gumbo148 months
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).
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udtiger48 months
Good luck to him.
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SomeLSUguy48 months
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
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Bengaltyger4life48 months
Positive and right attitude will always overcome any problems, set backs and obstacles. Stay encouraged.
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CharlesLSU48 months
Head up, young man. You got this.
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eugene1928LSU48 months
Geaux get em Donte. Don't ever give up. Pursue Your Dream
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dirtsandwich48 months
Best of luck to this young man.
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Rebel48 months
Hopefully he goes the CC route and gets back to D1 ball. Best of luck to him.
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SD Tider48 months
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.
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jeff7012148 months
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.
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tigerbutt48 months
So the tweet has been removed from this article or is it just not visible on mobile?
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KCT48 months
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.
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Celery48 months
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.
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AustinKnight48 months
How bout don’t carry a gun illegally?? I don’t know I’m just new to rules/laws
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CanebreakCajun48 months
Austin is a socialist.
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AustinKnight48 months
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
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ColdTurkey48 months
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.
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Head_of_Lettuce48 months
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.
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atltiger648748 months
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.
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Drizzt48 months
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.
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luciouslou48 months
Dont go to harvard on the bayou (nicholls)
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Nissanmaxima48 months
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!
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Redbone48 months
"about if a get can make it or not"??? Sounds like YOU shouldn't try it in "harvard on the bayou" also.
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2geaux48 months
Best of luck in the future, young man!
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FournetteForEver748 months
Some people struggle with school.
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DeafVallyBatnR48 months
I like this kid. He just told the Rant to F off.
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saint tiger22548 months
Yea, that's good for him. You had stupid arse people on the rant speculating all kinds of dumb shite.
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P-Dawg48 months
I blame Larry
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SFCATiger48 months
Wishing him the very best!!!
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