Miles suspends OL Josh Boutte for 1 game

Miles suspends OL Josh Boutte for 1 game

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU reported head coach Les Miles has suspended offensive lineman Josh Boutte for Saturday's game against Jacksonville State.

Boutte was flagged for a personal foul and ejected from the game in the 16-14 loss to Wisconsin for a hit on Badgers defensive back D'Cota Dixon late in the contest.

"Josh made a mistake and will serve a one game suspension because of it," Miles said in a written release. "Even though this was done by mistake, a play like this does not belong in the game of football and therefore action must be taken."

According to the release, Miles said Boutte called Dixon on Monday morning to personally apologize for the personal foul.

The SEC issued the following statement Monday from Commissioner Greg Sankey:

I have independently reviewed the play resulting in the ejection of Josh Boutte near the end of LSU's game against Wisconsin on Saturday. The game officials correctly assessed a penalty and ejection for Mr. Boutte's flagrant contact, which occurred well after the play had concluded. I have accepted the one-game suspension imposed by Les Miles and, because LSU has taken appropriate action, have determined that no additional penalty shall be imposed by the Conference office.

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