By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small have been released by the Baton Rouge, Louisiana authorities, according to WBRZ, after being questioned. These players were allegedly in a truck with a fatal shooting took place.
The authorities were called to the scene at 2900 block of 68th Avenue near Village Street for a shooting. There is some reports that it was a “Craigslist sale” gone bad.
According to Nola.com, an attorney for the two players are claiming self-defense in the individual’s death.
“We believe this is an act of self-defense and the evidence will show that,” Attorney Christopher Murell said.
After the shooting, the players stayed at the scene until the authorities arrived. In addition, they called the authorities following the shooting.
The individual, who was killed, was not an LSU student-athlete.
“We have today been in constant contact with law enforcement regarding this terrible situation,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said in a statement released Saturday afternoon. “Right now, our concern is for the safety and well-being of our student athletes. They have been involved in a traumatic incident and we have made our counselors available to assist immediately.”
Edwards-Helaire has appeared in 22 games over his career with the Tigers. He has 145 carries for 657 yards and seven touchdowns.
He also has 11 receptions for 117 yards.
The best game of his career came on October 13th against the Georgia Bulldogs. He had 19 carries for 145 yards.
He has only had two games while at LSU, where he rushed for more than 100 yards. Besides the game against the Bulldogs, he had 20 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on September 22nd.
Small has not appeared in any games this season.
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