Report: LSU punter Brad Wing suspended for Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Clemson Sports Blog

LSU punter Brad Wing (AP file photo)

LSU punter Brad Wing (AP file photo)

LSU has apparently lost one of its key defensive weapons for its Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Clemson.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that sophomore punter Brad Wing has been suspended for the bowl game because of the results of a drug test.

A left-footed punter from Melbourne, Australia, Wing also serves as LSU's holder on place kicks.

As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Wing averaged 44.4 yards per punt and had only 12 of his 59 punts returned. He placed 27 kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

He followed up this season by averaging 44.8 yards on 59 punts, with 21 downed inside the 20-yard line, 17 fair catches and 10 touchbacks. Nearly a third of his punts went for 50 yards or longer.

Wing will be placed by fellow Australian Jamie Keehn.

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Bigboots writes:

Tweet that.

omnipotent1 writes:

What were the drugs? Surely not steroids.

Brucepg2000 writes:

Enough with the wining, just win. Winning fixes the whole thing. As Clemson fans we can't complain about athletes. There are folks who do more with less. Coach what you have and win. Fans we should stick to cheering. That's what your paying for. You are not paying for a "Product" this is not professional sports. It is the racket called formerly known as the NCAA.
I know it hurts being a fan when your team loses, and it makes you feel like a rock star when they win. It's special because alot of times it's a kid you may know. But it is ALL A PART OF THE GAME. It is a commitment to love your team, even when they break your heart from time to time. But unlike that old girl friend, she will be back next year and you have just as good a shot to close the deal.

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