Running back reinstated for Cotton Bowl
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says running back
Stevan Ridley has been cleared to play against Texas A&M in the
Ridley led the Tigers in rushing with 1,042 yards and 14
touchdowns during the regular season.
LSU (10-2) meets the Aggies (9-3) in Cowboys Stadium on Friday
Ridley's eligibility had been in doubt since Miles said on Dec.
22 that the running back could miss the game because of an
unspecified "one-time" academic violation.
The Tigers coach also said then that LSU was appealing to have
Miles calls the NCAA's ruling "great news" and says Ridley's
teammates were pleased to learn of his reinstatement after practice
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