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Southern fires Greg LaFleur after arrest

Updated: April 7, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Southern University has dismissed athletic director Greg LaFleur, who was arrested last weekend in Houston for allegedly soliciting prostitution from an undercover police officer.

"We think the decision is in the best interest of Southern University," chancellor Kofi Lomotey said Wednesday night.

Lomotey said he'll recommend to Southern's board of supervisors that women's basketball coach Sandy Pugh take over for LaFleur on an interim basis.

While Lomotey ...

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