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Multiple sources are reporting that LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is opting out of the 2020 College Football season and will prepare for the NFL Draft.

Chase's father previously said that his son would be playing this upcoming season.

He joins defensive lineman Neil Farrell and defensive back Kary Vincent as the other Tigers to opt-out of the season.

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Guys frickin relax with the politics bull shite. It is what it is, and this is a guy worth a lot of money making a business decision. Forget about politics, “marxists”, “fascists”, BLM, and all of the other zing words that could possibly get you going. It’s an election year. As soon as this is over none of you will care again.
Reply27 days
Who are to tell everyone else they should ignore stupidity and false allegations of "systemic racism"? Many of us don't elevate sports (including LSU) over truth and loyalty to our country. If any player wants to sit out then they can do it but if they want to involve politics then expect others to do the same. People are tired of this BLM crap and that is exactly what it is.
26 days
Rob your shite is painful to read as always
25 days
Kayshon Boutte let's go!!
Reply27 days
And Koy Moore
27 days
And Trey Palmer
27 days
I don't really understand the hate on here from Tiger fans to this young man who was vital to our National Championship team as well as arguably the greatest college football season ever by a team. He made a decision that was his to make and besides deep down we all know that it will be a miracle if the upcoming season if started will not be cancelled mid-season anyway and be of no consequence. If that happens what if he was injured say the 2nd game, potentially severely and by game 4 or 5 the powers that be terminate the season? He could be injured for nothing and certainly also see his draft stock drop that way. I can not see him being viewed a "quitter" as some say on here for this choice. Man, we need to back this young man, not tear him down...
Reply27 days
Gone
Reply27 days
Bye, thanks for the memories. Next man up!
Reply28 days
Nooooooo!
Reply28 days
TWT
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Here’s what happened: His “sleez” agent fronted a part of his nfl contract cash. He didn’t want any part of having to go to school. No incentive to continue at LSU.
Reply28 days
TBH I’m seriously considering giving up on college football as I have NFL. I am so tired of these pre-Madonna’s.
Reply28 days
It's prima dona but I understand how you feel.
28 days
Well, bye! Thanks for wasting the time of the coaches and taking the reps other people could have used.
Reply28 days
Thank you to Covid and all the CoronaBros who believe all the no sense. The CDC announced that NINETY-THREE PERCENT of deaths from Covid are to people with various contributing health factors from flu, heart conditions, diabetes, etc. This entire Covid shutdown is an overreach and overreaction and is political in origin. Expect more of this type of decision by players. I really do not blame Chase considering his situation.
Reply28 days
You’re an idiot. Most people walking have “other conditions” that would contribute to their death if they died of Covid.
28 days
S1C EM, you are a fool. CDC announced the truth. If it upsets dumbasses like you then so be it. Hey here is some more reality for you, YOU QUARANTINE THE VULNERABLE AND THE SICK NOT THE ENTIRE FUKING COUNTRY. If you and your fellow morons want to go live in your own damn bubble then do it but leave the rest of us alone. Every one of the 94% of the Covid deaths had other major illnesses but because they died they all are supposedly COVID victims. Therefore according to you and your fellow sheep, a guy with severe heart disease, lung cancer, or any number of other serious life threatening health issues died only of COVID. Have fun living in a cave in isolation.
27 days
Can you believe that every politician in every first world country outside of the US is conspiring against president Trump? Crazy.
27 days
He took a lot of reps this August from a receiver who needs the work with Brennan. Just wish he wouldn't made this decision after fall camp. I think he drops in draft but still mid to late 1st rounder. IMO Justin Jefferson was as good for us as Chase.
Reply28 days
He is a quitter. That reputation will always stick with him & he will have to live with it.
Reply28 days
WTF man? U must be too young (& dumb) to see the BIG Picture, especially from JC’s perspective. This is the smart long term decision when only looking at what’s best 4 Chase’s future! Any1 in Chase’s position wld likely make the same choice. He’s the #1 rated WR & a Top 10 NFL prospect overall so playing in 2020 can’t do anything but negatively affect his NFL Draft stock! That being said from a LSU Fan it sucks arse that he’ll never put on the Purple & Gold again! And it’s a huge blow to Brennan & what this team could have accomplished this year!!
27 days
Next man up....thanks for passing through.....what do you call a person that quits?........hey, if he stays in school...maybe he can be the sideline reporter for the sec network.
Reply28 days
Doby
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What a dick move on his part.
Reply28 days
This goes with the territory... you want this caliber athlete to come and play for your school, then every once in a while you have to know this is going to happen... esp in this day and age.
Reply28 days
Good luck. Hate I’ll never get to see him play again
Reply28 days
Can't believe BleedgurpleTX is actually talking about "Free Education". Do you have any idea how much money Chase help make for LSU? LOL
Reply28 days
The money he helped LSU make is BS. The point is that Chase is in a situation where he is looking at an improvised and shortened season due to no fault of his own. Truthfully, Chase will be a 1st Round choice no matter what. He has an SEC and National Championship. He won the Bilitnikoff Award. He is an All-American. Chase can do little to help himself by coming back to LSU. His Agent is probably fronting him money so he can get ready for the NFL Draft and encouraging him not to play so he has less chance of being hurt. I understand it and wish him the best.
27 days
I hate it but I’m not surprised. He has already achieved all of his goals including win a national championship, best receiver award, first round draft pick lock, and gets to go to school for free for an additional year. I don’t think he would really improve his stock any by playing this yeR. It is a risk to play. COVID-19 had nothing to do with this though. Money did however.
Reply28 days
Free education... you’re supposed to give back to get. Every other child still has to pay the same amount doing online classes because of the fake Scamdemic...no breaks. Why should he get a break because he chooses to? He should have to pay like every other kid if he chooses not to play or participate.
28 days
So you're saying he wasn't at LSU to get an education along with showcasing his football talent. I'm shocked.
28 days
bummer
Reply28 days
I don’t care. At one point I cared a lot. Now frick it. Tend to your own garden
Reply28 days
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