Jury finds former SU AD not guilty of prostitution
By Robb Hays| January 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 7:59 AM
HOUSTON, TX (WAFB)
A jury found former Southern University athletic director Greg LaFleur not guilty on a charge of prostitution.
The jury of six reached its decision Tuesday night, said a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney's office in Houston.
LaFleur was arrested in April 2011. According to the police report, LaFleur, 52, was arrested on Main Street in Houston for alleged solicitation of a prostitute. LaFleur denied the allegation.
LaFleur, who was fired from Southern University after his arrest, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Southern.
"This should have never happened," LaFleur said Wednesday. "The chick solicited me. I have lived with this for a year. I'm more pissed off than happy."
Southern spokesman Ed Pratt released the following statement:
"We congratulate Mr. LaFleur and wish him well."
At the time of LaFleur's arrest, the prosecutor's office in Harris County characterized the case as "straight sex for pay." According to the police report, LaFleur was accused of picking up an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.
The former LSU and NFL football player was booked on a misdemeanor charge by the Houston Police Department.
LaFleur was in Houston for the 2011 Final Four matchup.
He had been athletic director at Southern for almost six years, taking over for Floyd Kerr in 2005.