Patterson rips LSU over reinstatement

Get your popcorn ready: The season opener between TCU and LSU on Aug. 31 in AT&T Stadium just got a lot more interesting.

On Tuesday, LSU head coach Les Miles reinstated star running back Jeremy Hill to the football team by team vote after Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery for sucker punching a man outside a Baton Rouge bar in April. He was already on probation for a 2012 misdemeanor over a sexual relationship with a then-14-year-old girl while Hill was in high school.

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TCU’s Gary Patterson, who suspended star defensive end Devonte Fields for the LSU game, didn’t mince words when responding to Miles’ decision.

"My whole team would vote Devonte to be back on the team because they all want to win,” Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That doesn’t teach life lessons.”

Patterson added this dagger: "I’m sure if it was some opponent they’d beat by 100 points [the players] wouldn’t have a vote."

Kudos to Patterson for having the guts to call Miles out and the fact Patterson walked the walk by suspending his best player for the LSU game gives it even more credence.

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