LSU lineman Boutte suspended for home opener for late hit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU has suspended offensive lineman Josh Boutte for one game after his late hit Saturday in the final minutes of the Tigers' loss to Wisconsin.
A release from the school states Boutte called Wisconsin defensive back D'Cota Dixon on Monday to apologize for the hit, which came after Dixon had sealed a Wisconsin victory with an interception. Boutte was ejected after hitting Dixon as he celebrated the interception.
Boutte will sit out No. 5 LSU's home opener against Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Coach Les Miles also apologized on behalf of the school for what he said was a mistake by Boutte.
The SEC issued a statement from Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league has accepted the one-game suspension imposed by LSU and that it not impose any additional penalties.
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