Baseball: Tyler Jones arrested for stealing from Student Union

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  1. GreatestStory

    GreatestStory LSU Faithful

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    I was wondering why Tyler Jones was suspended for the Wake Forest series this past weekend.... now we know: stealing a bag of chips and a drink!!

    What a bone head move on his part!!

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  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Stupid but a shame that he can't afford chips and a drink.
     
  3. LSUTyga73

    LSUTyga73 Football Connoisseur

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    I don't believe that a student-athlete can't afford chips and a drink. IMO, just stupid...didn't know you could get arrested for that though. I'm betting he didn't know either.
     
  4. GreatestStory

    GreatestStory LSU Faithful

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    I agree.

    What I really didn't like was the excuse of: he had no money. So I guess that entitles him to steal? Don't student athletes eat for free? I would bet everything I own that Coach PM or any of his team mates would have gave him $2 for a snack if he asked.
     
  5. MobileBengal

    MobileBengal Founding Member

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    You bite your tongue!
     
  6. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    Not that I am saying the action is ok but partial scholarships probably mean he doesn't have a meal plan paid for by the athletic department. and technically, I would think coach can't give him the $2 to pay for it if you want to follow NCAA rules.

    Still a boneheaded mistake.
     
  7. GreatestStory

    GreatestStory LSU Faithful

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    You raise a couple good points.

    I know Tyler Jones is on scholarship, but uncertain if it's full or partial? Does anyone know how to find this out?

    Also, does anyone know if student athletes on partial scholarships have any type of meal assistance provided to them?
     
  8. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    considering the total number of baseball scholarships allowed by the ncaa is 11.7, i'm sure he only has a partial scholarship. a full athletic scholarship in baseball is rare.
     
  9. TCUTiger

    TCUTiger Founding Member

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    I would think they at least have a "training table" during their season, but not sure.
     
  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    what kind of chips were they? If they were funyons I don't know, I think I could forgive him, but if they were sour cream and onion potato chips, i don't think i can.
     

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