Ryan Perrilloux, LSU football's heir apparent quarterback, has been kicked off the team. LSU head coach Les Miles made the
announcement this morning in a brief prepared statement . “Ryan was given every
opportunity to be a part of this football team,” Miles says. “In the end, he
didn’t’ fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete. We hope that a new
beginning will benefit him. I wish Ryan and his family nothing but the best in
any of his future endeavors.”
In 2005, Perrilloux was the nation’s top high school quarterback
recruit. In his two years with LSU, Perrilloux has had a rollercoaster career
and been the source of much anxiety for fans and coaches. He has shown flashes of brilliance
on the field and last year started in place of an injured Matt Flynn to lead
LSU in its SEC championship game win over Tennessee. His success has also
been plagued by off the field troubles. Perrilloux has been suspended from the
team three times over the past year and had just recently been reinstated. LSU’s press release adds that Miles will have no further comment on
the matter and that Perrilloux is expected to finish out the spring semester
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.