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The John Emery Jr. academics situation took an unwanted turn on Monday when Ed Orgeron revealed that the junior running back would not be available for the rest of the season.

Back on on August 10, Orgeron said that Emery Jr. was working hard in the classroom this summer and was happy with his progress.
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"John Emery was finishing up some school yesterday. I'm very proud of our players in summer school. We had some guys that had some work to do and we'll have a final report on Thursday but it's looking positive. John Emery was one of the guys and I'm very proud of his work in the classroom this summer."
As the season opener vs. UCLA approached, news of Emery Jr. being out caught many off guard based on Orgeron's prior comments.

Unconfirmed reports have since surfaced that Emery Jr. was taking the wrong class this summer resulting in his ineligible standing with the team. Orgeron was asked about the "wrong class" report on Monday but did not answer.

Fast forward to this afternoon and former LSU running back and radio host Jacob Hester chimed in on Twitter saying that the "wrong class" report is false.


Orgeron did say on Monday that Emery's status could possibly change at some point this season but that it was out of his control. Mike Scarborough of Tiger Bait is reporting that John Emery's family is "pursuing all legal options" in order to get him eligible this season.

Hopefully, this story has a good ending but we probably won't know anytime soon.
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29 Comments
He definitely took the wrong class. Instead of taking a class he could pass, he took one he couldn't....
Reply12 days
This is barely a better outcome than our preseason OL who now starts at Kentucky. What a bunch of losers.
Reply13 days
maybe the guy just would not show up for class?
Reply13 days
Loss of institutional control…
Reply13 days
No excuses here.O dropped the ball on this one.The team has assistants that keep track of this.O has lost control of this team. Head coach is to blame and no one else.
Reply13 days
You are a simpleton
13 days
Would never happen under a competent coaching staff. Especially one with the resources at LSU's disposal. Disgusting.
Reply14 days
So tell us what happened since you know so much.
13 days
frick off rob, you smarmy smart assed piece of sniveling shite.
13 days
Coach Os stepson prolly doing his homework and got him failed out.
Reply14 days
Lol, sausage making 101 at LSU. They just can’t say that a kid flunked out. It isn’t PC to say that.
Reply14 days
This is bull shite. There is no penalty if you take a class out of order....or even the "wrong" class. There is no such thing.
Reply14 days
Actually, there is if you have a scholarship that requires you to
8 days
The only happy ending to this story is O getting fired.
Reply14 days
Yeah, Emery is blaming Covid, on-line classes, and deaths of family members. It sure sounds like Orgeron’s fault as he caused Covid, set up the on-line classes, and must be somehow responsible for the deaths of Family members. Some of y’all need to deal in reality.
13 days
Why would his advisor not make sure he is taking the right classes?Every student has an advisor.
Reply14 days
As a retired professor, I know that some of my advisees would sign up on their own instead of coming by to see me. However, athletes are normally closely monitored by coaching staff, so I would not think he took the wrong class. My guess is there is more to the problem.
12 days
Another Orgeron lie.
Reply14 days
Wait so ur sayin mean Emory IS available to play? If not then I'm confused as to what CEO said that ur saying he lied about?
13 days
Your tag is Louisiana Longhorn. All street cred lost.
13 days
If he would have chosen a different class and passed, I guess you could say ‘he took the wrong class’
Reply14 days
Sex with a professor?
Reply14 days
my guess is he got busted in some sort of academic dishonesty issue and that is working its way out.
Reply14 days
my first thought too
14 days
shite. Show.
Reply14 days
shite. Show.
Reply14 days
One more time!
14 days
Frickin. Shite. Show.
14 days
The guy cheated and got caught or plagiarized and got caught. It is his fault and the only schit show is Emery.
14 days
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