BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU reserve fullback Shawn Jordan,
facing charges involving steroids, has been suspended from the
football team, head coach Les Miles said Thursday.
Jordan was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled
substance Tuesday in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, after
allegedly attempting to transport anabolic steroids across the U.S.
border from Juarez, Mexico.
"This is a very serious matter to us," Miles said. "We do
everything we can as an institution to educate and inform our team
about the dangers of drugs, in particular steroids. We have a
comprehensive drug testing program in place and the NCAA comes in
to test our athletes two or three times a year."
Miles said he did not believe Jordan intended to deal to or
share steroids with fellow LSU players.
"I'm confident that it's isolated," Miles said. "We are going
to do everything we can to help Shawn through this situation.
However, he will be suspended from the team until we can gather all
of the facts and get more information as to exactly what his
In two years with the Tigers, Jordan has appeared in two games,
both of them lopsided victories last season over Arkansas State and