Four LSU football play­ers ar­rested

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Louisiana State Coach Les Miles has sus­pended quar­ter­back An­thony Jen­nings and three other play­ers in­def­i­nitely fol­low­ing their ar­rests Thurs­day.

LSU po­lice have booked Jen­nings, de­fen­sive back Dwayne Thomas and de­fen­sive tackle Maque­dius Bain on sus­pi­cion of unau­tho­rized en­try of a res­i­dence.

De­fen­sive line­man Trey Lealaimatafao has been booked by Ba­ton Rouge po­lice on sus­pi­cions of sim­ple bat­tery and at­tempted sim­ple rob­bery. Po­lice Cpl. Don Cop­pola said mul­ti­ple wit­nesses told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that Lealaimatafao dug through the pock­ets of a man knocked un­con­scious out­side a bar early Tues­day morn­ing, and then punched the man’s girl­friend when she tried to in­ter­vene.

He turned him­self in Thurs­day. He de­clined to make a state­ment about the case and re­mained in jail Thurs­day night on $15,000 bond, author­i­ties said.

New Or­leans Saints and Pel­i­cans owner Tom Ben­son re­mains com­pe­tent to run his busi­ness em­pire, a civil judge ruled Thurs­day as he dis­missed ac­cu­sa­tions by Ben­son’s es­tranged heirs who’ve been ousted from own­er­ship po­si­tions with the clubs.

The rul­ing legally up­holds the 87-year-old Ben­son’s de­ci­sion nearly six months ago to place his third wife, Gayle, first in line to in­herit con­trol of his NFL and NBA teams and other busi­nesses in­stead of the re­cently dis­owned heirs who’d been groomed to take over.

Mem­phis for­ward Jeff Green has ex­er­cised his player op­tion keep­ing him with the Griz­zlies for the 2015-16 sea­son. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green av­er­aged 16 points, 4.2 re­bounds and 1.7 as­sists in 78 games this sea­son with Bos­ton and Mem­phis.

Top-seeded Andy Mur­ray stayed on course for a record-ty­ing fourth ti­tle at Queen’s Club in Lon­don by de­feat­ing Fer­nando Ver­dasco, 7-5, 6-4, in the sec­ond round.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Grigor Dim­itrov lost to Gilles Muller of Lux­em­bourg, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Amer­i­can John Is­ner hit 36 aces and Feli­ciano Lopez 29 as Is­ner made the quar­ter­fi­nals with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (4) vic­tory.

UCLA-bound pitcher Rachel Gar­cia of Palm­dale High­land was named the Ga­torade na­tional player of the year in soft­ball.

John David Crow, the bruis­ing run­ning back who won the 1957 Heis­man Tro­phy with Texas A&M be­fore a Pro Bowl ca­reer in the NFL, has died at 79.

The univer­sity said Crow died Wed­nes­day night in at his home in Col­lege Sta­tion, Texas, sur­rounded by his fam­ily. A cause of death was not dis­closed.

He had 129 car­ries for 562 yards and six touch­downs dur­ing his Heis­man sea­son. He also threw five touch­down passes and played de­fense, where he grabbed five in­ter­cep­tions.

He ran for 1,465 yards and 14 touch­downs and caught four touch­downs in his three-year ca­reer at Texas A&M.

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