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LSU's live mascot Mike VI will not attend any home games during the 2016 season, according to a news release from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Per The Daily Reveille:
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“LSU has never forced Mike VI to attend the pre-game events; the decision to get into his trailer has always been left up to him,” said Vet School Director of Public Relations Ginger Guttner in the release. “LSU understands that the tradition of having Mike on the field on game day is important; however, Mike’s health, safety and well-being are always our top priority.”

Mike was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a type of cancer, in May. He received stereotactic radiotherapy at Baton Rouge’s Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center on June 1.

“It appears that the tumor in Mike’s face responded to the radiation treatment and has shrunk in size. Mike’s attitude, weight and appetite are normal, and he does not appear to be in any pain,” Guttner said in the release. “Eventually, the radiation-resistant cells remaining in the tumor will resume growth. As for time frames, it is estimated that without treatment Mike would have lived for just one or two months; with treatment, perhaps one to two years.”
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dapkat93 months
Brandon Harris hasn't shown up so why should he.
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Cherry Cheesecake93 months
I don't see the need for the announcement. It's not like he was attending games even when healthy. Hope it stays a pain-free process for him! Geaux Mike!
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BabyTac93 months
This f'ing Tiger sucks
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AlabamasSalaryCap93 months
Am I the only one who thinks that they should just let the poor thing die? Why drag it through Chemo for an extra year of life? It's not like it's a dying grandmother who wants to see her grandchildren graduate high school. It's a tiger.
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dragginass93 months
He's not getting chemo. He had one shot of radiation to shrink the tumor and extend his life.
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Doug Masters93 months
In all seriousness, hope Mike continues to do well.
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Doug Masters93 months
Maybe Brandon Harris should stay with Mike during games :)
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Mr. Hangover93 months
The wheels are coming off!!!!
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Purple Lion93 months
Posted before I read the article. That was in poor taste. Sorry, Mike.
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Mr.Perfect93 months
Mike accepts your apology.
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