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SU AD Greg LaFleur arrested, Southern releases statement

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HOUSTON, TX (WAFB) - Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur has been arrested in Houston for prostitution.

According to the police report, Greg LaFleur, 52, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in Houston for solicitation of a prostitute.

The prosecutor's office in Harris County characterizes the case as "straight sex for pay," because the police report says LaFleur picked up a female for sex. According to the police report, the female he picked up happened to be an undercover police officer.

The former LSU and NFL football player was booked on a misdemeanor charge by Houston Police, with bond set at $500 according to court records. 

LaFleur's arraignment is set for next Monday. 

LaFleur was in Houston for the Final Four. He and Southern's chancellor also attended SU's baseball games against Texas Southern in Houston together over the weekend..

LaFleur has been athletic director at Southern for almost six years, taking over for Floyd Kerr in 2005.

In January 2006 LeFleur was arrested in Baton Rouge on a domestic violence charge of simple battery after his wife filed a complaint.

Southern is searching for a new men's basketball coach to replace Rob Spivery, who was relieved of his duties last week.  

Southern University released this statement: "This is a matter that we will investigate. When our investigation is completed the University will determine what action or actions are necessary. Until our inquiry is finished we will have no further comment."

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