“My heart hurts” | Amid tragedy in Baton Rouge, Les Miles cancels appearance on ESPN’s “Car Wash”

By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor

In light of Sunday’s tragic attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, LSU coach Les Miles cancelled his scheduled Monday participation in ESPN’s “Car Wash,” the school announced Sunday afternoon.

The school also released an official statement from Miles on the shooting. He was set to be interviewed in 25 separate sets or rooms at ESPN’s facilities, starting at 7:05 a.m. and ending at 1:45 p.m.

“My heart hurts for Baton Rouge and what’s happened in our community over the past couple of weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those officers who lost their lives or were injured today in what was a senseless act. I continue to pray for peace, compassion and civility as our city mourns during this extremely sad time for Baton Rouge.”

The LSU coach addressed the shooting death of Alton Sterling and subsequent protests in Baton Rouge during his appearance at SEC Media Days on Thursday morning.

LSU players again took to twitter to react to the latest tragedy in Baton Rouge. Here’s a few:

https://twitter.com/bharrisqb1/status/754707875256164352

https://twitter.com/lacouture91/status/754739675277864960

About James Moran 1377 Articles
James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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