Suspended LSU rising junior defensive end Sione Teuhema may return to the Tigers in 2016, but LSU coach Les Miles says whether that happens is in Teuhema’s hands.
“It’s a decision (Teuhema will) make,” Miles told reporters Tuesday, according to a report from NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter. “He’s going to take a class.”
The 6-foot-4, 251-pound defensive end missed five games last season, including the final four contests. Teuhema sat out spring practice as well, but Miles indicated he is still on the roster under suspension. However, it’s unclear exactly what that suspension entails.
“I don’t know if that suspension will conclude ever,” Miles said. “Go from there.”
Teuhema played in seven games last season, totaling 13 tackles after recording seven tackles in nine games during his freshman campaign. His brother, Maea — a rising sophomore — is currently projected to start for a second consecutive season for the Tigers.