The root cause of Ed Ingram’s indefinite suspension is no longer a mystery, and it is indeed a “legal matter,” as LSU coach Ed Orgeron put it on Saturday.
Ingram was arrested on two counts of aggravated sexual assault in his hometown in Dallas County, according to a report from The Advocate citing the local sheriff’s department. He was arrested one day before LSU players were set to report to fall camp.
Orgeron initially described Ingram’s suspension as being for “a violation of university policy” when announcing the news. It is LSU policy that any athlete facing felony charges will be suspended indefinitely.
According to the report, the incident involved a minor and occurred in 2017. The arrest stemmed from a report from Child Protective Services in August of 2017, the same month Ingram began his first semester at LSU.
The news confirms that LSU has had three players suspended following arrests this month. Linebacker Tyler Taylor was suspended once an offseason arrest pertaining to his alleged role in a pawn shop robbery in Georgia. Wide receiver Drake Davis was suspended for the alleged battery of a former girlfriend.