The Louisiana Governor Has Threatened To Suspend LSU Football

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LSU Football Suspension

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Last night Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the state about the current budget crisis and offered up a horrifying solution: suspending college football.

According to Edwards, schools across the state could run out of money by April if his tax increases are not passed, which means schools would shut down, along with their athletics.

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Here’s the full quote:

“If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester. That means you can say farewell to college football next fall.”

Hold up… is this a threat?

According to ESPN, “the Democratic governor is pushing for tax increases to help make up a $940 million budget deficit by the end of June. He said Louisiana could be forced to cut vital health services as well.”

“These are not scare tactics. This is reality,” Edwards said. “An unstable state budget will not only hurt children and working families in our state, it will devastate communities, businesses and local government as well.”

Just save the LSU Tigers, please.

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