LSU LB Divinity reinstated to team
No. 1 LSU reinstated LB Michael Divinity Jr. on Tuesday for the national championship game Jan. 13 against No. 3 Clemson in New Orleans.
Divinity briefly left the team in midseason and returned to practice on Nov. 18. He was prevented by LSU from playing in a handful of games because of violations of team rules.
Speaking by conference call, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said a decision was made to let Divinity, a 6-foot-2, 241-pound senior, play in the title game.
“Mike has been a tremendous pass rusher for us. I know we’re definitely going to use him,” Orgeron said.
Divinity has played in five games this season and has four tackles for loss, including three sacks. As a junior, Divinity had 10 1⁄2 tackles for loss and was LSU’s co-leader in sacks with five.
Divinity started 11 games in 2018, recording 54 tackles, including 9 1⁄2 tackles for loss and five sacks.
On Saturday, Divinity tweeted “I’m back. See y’all back in my city on January 13th.” after LSU’s win against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
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