LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard has been suspended for “a number of games,” the university an nounced Thursday afternoon.
The suspension is a result of Shepard breaking an NCAA rule.
The university said it will seek reinstatement for Shepard but he is expected to miss a number of games until the reinstatement can be considered by the NCAA. He can continue to practice with the team.
Shepard’s eligibility had been in question since a compliance issue related to housing arose shortly before the start of fall camp.
LSU said Shepard has been found by the NCAA and the school to be in violation of Bylaw 32.1.4. It was determined that Shepard discussed an NCAA inquiry with a teammate who was scheduled to meet with an NCAA representative and his actions were deemed to have violated NCAA protocol.
No timeline has been determined for the reinstatement process.
Sophomore Kadron Boone is listed as Shepard’s primary backup on the team’s depth chart.