Ten scholarship players among those who don’t dress for LSU’s season opener with Florida State | USL

LSU was missing at least 10 scholarship players Sunday night when it faced Florida State in the Tigers’ season opener at Caesars Superdome.

Topping the list was junior running back John Emery Jr., who is also expected to be sidelined for next Saturday night’s home opener against Southern. His absence is related to his suspension from the NCAA for the 2021 college season.

Senior cornerback Sevyn Banks, who is still working his way back from an injury he suffered last season while playing for Ohio State, was also not dressed.

First-year defensive end Quency Wiggins, a former Madison Prep standout, was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot and used a scooter to get from the Tigers locker room to the field during warmups.

Safety Joe Foucha, a transfer from Arkansas, was also missing. Foucha faces a four-game suspension linked to a transfer issue, multiple sources have told The Advocate. There is an ongoing appeal process that could reduce the suspension.

Offensive lineman Xavier Hill, linebackers DeMario Tolan and Zavier Carter, kicker Nathan Dibert, safety Jordan Allen and wide receiver Landon Ibieta were also absent from the 70 players allowed to dress.

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