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LSU Football Suspends Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware, According To Reports

The No. 1-ranked LSU Tigers have reportedly suspended Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu and star running back Spencer Ware for this weekend's game against Auburn. The suspension reportedly concerns a failed drug test.

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Les Miles and the LSU Tigers have suspended running back Spencer Ware and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu for Saturday's game vs. Auburn, and possibly longer. This according to reports out of Baton Rouge early Wednesday afternoon. Les Miles will reportedly address the news at his regular scheduled press conference at 6:15 Wednesday night.

According to LSU's on-campus newspaper, the suspensions involve a failed drug test. And LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta tweeted that there could be another player involved in the suspensions, as well.

Either way, the damage is already done, as you'd be hard pressed to find two players more valuable to the number one college football team in the country than Ware, the team's starting running back, and Mathieu, a terror in the secondary who's actually turned into a darkhorse Heisman trophy candidate.

Particularly if the suspensions last past this weekend's home matchup vs. Auburn, it'd be a devastating blow for a team that already endured its fair share of controversy with Jordan Jefferson's suspension earlier this year.

For now, we'll wait on word from Miles, and LSU fans will keep their fingers crossed.