Earlier than a ball is snapped throughout LSU’s offseason exercises in preparation for the 2020 season, coach Ed Orgeron is registering his players to vote.
Orgeron, recent off a nationwide championship and an undefeated season, instructed ESPN Radio’s Baton Rouge affiliate on Tuesday that he spoke with his crew about actions they might take to make a change on the planet. Orgeron mentioned that not less than one of many issues included taking the time to register to vote.
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“We had a great team meeting with our football team and I talked to them about specific stuff that was going on in the world today,” he mentioned.
“One of the solutions that they came up with as a group and to represent the team, that we’re gonna register to vote. The guys wanted to take action.”
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Talks about racial injustice, police brutality and different points have been had in a number of locker rooms throughout the sports activities spectrum and LSU isn’t any exception. Orgeron instructed Sports Illustrated final week his players had been “hurting” within the wake of George Floyd’s dying and the following protests.
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“When they’re hurting, it hurts me. I love all my players like they were my own. I know some are hurting right now, and I totally support them. I will not tolerate racism, and they know it,” he instructed the journal.