Students react to Jefferson, Johns arrests

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 8:15pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — LSU students say the arrests are all the buzz around campus. Now, students are trying to accept the news, and focus on football.

"It's a lot of confusion around campus, and a lot of people are just glad that it's over with," says LSU senior, Jacob Pender.

News of the arrests traveled quickly around campus this morning. Students shared a wide variety of opinions on the subject.

"I'm disappointed because he's representing LSU," says Alexa Austin.

"I care, but I feel like everyone should have the same rules no matter who you are," adds Bianca Clements.

Many say Jordan Jefferson's career as a Tiger is finished because of the arrest, but students say, the season, and the team, will go on without him. The purple and gold faithful hope that the team can move past the negativity.

"If someone gets injured, another one steps up. In this case, if someone gets arrested, another person steps up," says senior Evan Baynes.

However, not everyone believes it will be that easy. "One hundred percent a distraction," says freshman William Stallings. "I don't know how anybody on that football team can focus on football right now because that's probably their friend."

With the first game of the season just eight days away, Tiger Nation is feeling vulnerable. Students say, despite all the trouble with the team, they're still looking forward to the season opener.


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