Report: LSU RB Tae Provens Arrested On Third-Degree Rape Charge

first_imgA look at one of the end zones at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 22: A detail of the logo on the field of the LSU Tigers prior to the the game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)LSU running back Tae Provens found himself at the heart of a serious criminal allegation on Wednesday.According to NOLA.com, Provens has been arrested on charges of third-degree rape. Per the report, he is being accused of raping a “blacked out” woman at an LSU apartment on Sunday, March 24.The full details behind the alleged incident that led to the arrest are available at NOLA.com.LSU confirmed the arrest on Wednesday via spokesperson Ernie Ballard. He explained that Provens has not been practicing with the team due to his being in the NCAA transfer portal. He further emphasized that the school has no tolerance for sexual violence and that there will be a full investigation once the criminal investigation concludes.“We take any and all allegations like these seriously, and currently, this is a law enforcement investigation. Once the law enforcement component is completed, the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability and the Title IX office will conduct their investigation as well. Provens entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 21, and since that time, he has not participated in team activities.“At LSU, we’re committed to ending sexual violence and maintaining a community of respect, and an alleged incident like this goes against everything we stand for within our community. Our thoughts go out to the victim in this incident and every resource available through the university is being offered through the LSU CARE Team.”Provens played in only two games last season, allowing him to pick up a redshirt in the process. His only touches consisted of four carries for 13 yards in a win over Rice.He entered the NCAA transfer portal last week, but does not yet have a new team for 2019.last_img read more

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Nick Saban Has Message For People Criticizing Alabama’s Schedule

first_img “I think the culture of college football would benefit if we said Power 5 teams have to play all Power 5 teams. I’ve been an advocate of this for several years,” Saban said on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo show, per 247Sports. “I’ve been an advocate of playing more SEC games. Well, I think you should do it like basketball, they have RPI, or whatever it’s called. And basketball says these are the teams that played the best schedule and won the biggest games. So that’s how you qualify for a bowl game, not how many games you win. So that it would be better for fans, it would be better for fan interest.“So we’ve tried to schedule two opponents — Power Five opponents — every year. We have one time in the next 10 years, we’ve succeeded at doing that. So unless we change the culture of how we all agree to schedule, I don’t think that’s going to happen.”That’s a fair explanation.Alabama has more difficulty scheduling top non-conference opponents than other schools, as prospective teams know a loss is probably coming.All of the Power 5 schedules need to get on the same page when it comes to scheduling, that is for sure. A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama head football coach Nick Saban had a strong response to people criticizing the Crimson Tide’s schedule in 2019.The Crimson Tide play a tough SEC schedule, though this year’s non-conference schedule is among the country’s easiest.Alabama gets Duke in a neutral-site game to open the season and also faces New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina at home.Saban appeared on ESPN this week and discussed college football scheduling and the criticism of his schedule.last_img read more

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