SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement regarding the one-game suspension of LSU guard Josh Boutte on Monday.
Boutte was punished for a crushing hit on Wisconsin defensive back D’Cota Dixon late in the fourth quarter of the Badgers’ victory Saturday at Lambeau Field.
Here’s the full statement from Sankey:
“I have independently reviewed the play resulting in the ejection of Josh Boutte near the end of LSU’s game against Wisconsin on Saturday,” Sankey said in a release. “The game officials correctly assessed a penalty and ejection for Mr. Boutte’s flagrant contact, which occurred well after the play had concluded. I have accepted the one-game suspension imposed by Les Miles and, because LSU has taken appropriate action, have determined that no additional penalty shall be imposed by the Conference office.”