Sep 7, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; UAB Blazers linebacker Derek Slaughter (33) reaches out to stop LSU Tigers defensive back Jeryl Brazil (24) as he carries the ball during the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU RB Jeryl Brazil cited in fight


What is with LSU players and fighting? Especially their running backs. Those guys seem to love stirring up trouble.

The big story of the LSU offseason revolved around starting running back Jeremy Hill. He was arrested, with another man for punching a victim and charged with simple battery. This is, of course, came after he was charged with sexual battery in a case involving a 14-year old girl back in 2011. Hill was “suspended indefinitely” but returned to the Tigers in their second game of the season, a 56-17 win over Alabama Birmingham on September 7. He has 167 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns in two games this season.

Now freshman running back Jeryl Brazil, who was originally recruited as a defensive back, is in trouble with the law.

According to LSU’s student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, Brazil was cited for his role in a fight.

Jeryl Brazil, 19, of 16217 Highway 40, East Independence, a freshman defensive back, and Brian Warford, 18, of 63165 Richardson Road, Roseland, were handed misdemeanor summonses for fighting in the loading dock area of The 5 at 6:40 p.m.

LSU head coach Les Miles would not comment on what kind of discipline Brazil would face.

“We handle all those things internally,” Miles said. “That’s something we need to discuss.”

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