Multiple sources are reporting that former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert is back in Baton Rouge, although no further details of his trip have been revealed.


Gilbert, a former five-star tight end from Marietta, Georgia, signed with LSU in 2020 and played as a true freshman with the Tigers last season. He started in the first eight games, catching 35 receptions for 368 yards and two touchdowns but opted out of the season after the loss to Alabama and entered the transfer portal on Jan. 5.

He recently committed and de-committed from Florida.


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2 words Head case
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2 more..All American. IF...he can get back & stay on track.
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This isnt a typical situation,that much is obvious . Let's leave it at that until we know more
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If the poster above is correct above then he cant help it
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Guy is mental
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I don’t know how I feel about this because I have no idea what his issues are/were other than grades. If everything shakes out are we looking at 2021 or 2022 before he plays?
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I believe in redemption. He is a young man making mistakes and trying to figure it all out. Perhaps he is in the midst of a transformation and an attitude change. If he addresses the team and the team votes to accept him back, those are the stories worth writing.
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This
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he forgot his bank roll under the mattress
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He is supposedly meeting with Orgeron today.
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Please be true
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Guy is not stable. He needs to talk to a counselor or a therapist, then make a decision.
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Maybe he has already
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Oh boy
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Diagnosed schizophrenia. Take it easy on the guy.
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You know this for a fact? If you are just making shite up then that's fricked up because that shite is as serious as it gets.
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Schizophrenia is one of the most over-diagnosed disorders for a few reasons: 1. It’s often the go to diagnosis for someone experiencing psychotic symptoms that are related to other factors, such as bipolar d/o with psychotic features, schizoaffective d/o, other personality d/o, metabolic disorders, or drug related psychosis. 2. Docs sometimes fudge on the diagnosis in order to get the insurance company to approve an antipsychotic medication and 3. Patients successfully fool docs into a diagnosis of schizophrenia in order to get government benefits
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Shit! That would explain him having trouble in the classroom. I can’t imagine how difficult it’d be going through college AND being a top D-1 athlete with mental issues. Praying for the kid, and I’ll keep from being critical of him going forward. First I’ve heard about this.
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I predicted this all along. Home is where the heart is and I welcome this man back on the team.
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His home is Marietta, Georgia soooo.....
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Can we all admit that this guy is a complete weirdo?
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and who are you? a saint? 'Let any man take heed, lest he fall'
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And here. We....Go
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If he wants to come back, no hard feelings (for me, no hard feelings either way). Hopefully he gets the help he needs, and he has a good career here, if that is what he decides.
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Come home Arik!!!! We would love to have you back.
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Great. Growing up and new surroundings can be difficult to manage. Come on back Arik and live your dream!
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Muh body hurts
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We should pull for him to do what's best for his mental health if that is an issue. Football is secondary but can help the primary if utilized correctly. These primetime athletic facilities do have resources that can help him.
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Kid is struggling......it happens. They all don't have the same psychological mapping. Hope he gets a clear perspective and some stability. If he comes back, I trust O's judgement and hope for the best.
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“ I trust O's judgement”... hmmm... not sure if serious there, but appears you are. O’s judgment to NOT interview some of the staff last year? To let sleep around photos out on the web?
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Somehow I knew this was possible. I say why not give him a second chance. We don't NEED him so we don't need him to start. We already know what he can do, and I'm sure Peetz can find a way to weave him in slowly while he reestablishes some trust.
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