Jeryl Brazil came to LSU as one of the fastest recruits in the country with a 4.32 time in the 40-yard dash, and after his second arrest in less than two months, it should be time for him to leave LSU just as fast.
Brazil was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday afternoon after he was arrested last Friday for simple criminal damage to property and simple battery and issued a misdemeanor summons.
The details of the incident from Jim Kleinpeter’s report on NOLA.com has me wishing Les Miles and LSU would wash their hands with the former four-star recruit if the allegations are proven true.
Brazil allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and pushed her down before punching a hole in the wall of her apartment, LSU police department public information officer Capt. Cory Lalonde said.
It’s not uncommon for football players to get mixed up in a fight during their college years, but to ever lay a hand on a woman is inexcusable and grounds for dismissal in my book as I would hope anyone reading this would agree.
The complainant said Brazil grabbed her by the neck and pushed her onto a sofa, and then punched a hole in the wall of her apartment before leaving. Witnesses corroborated her version of the incident.
Brazil’s first arrest came on Sept. 11 when was issued a summons for disturbing the peace after an altercation outside a dining hall on campus with another student. He has yet to see any action since that incident and we may never see him in an LSU uniform ever again.
If the allegations are proven true I don’t see any way Miles and LSU can justify keeping Brazil on the roster. It is a privilege to play college football, especially at a prestigious program like LSU, the allegations against Brazil prove he’s not worthy of wearing the purple and gold.
Hopefully Brazil can get his life together, stop putting his hands on women and then think about putting his talent to use on a football field, but it shouldn’t happen at LSU.