LSU dismisses nose guard Travonte Valentine from team
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he has dismissed sophomore nose guard Travonte Valentine for violating team rules.
Valentine, of Hialeah, Florida, had 10 tackles in the 2016 season's first five games, sitting out the final seven.
Valentine arrived at LSU in 2014 as a highly touted defensive tackle. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2iY4jN8) that the Southeastern Conference never cleared him to play and then coach Les Miles kicked him off the team in the summer of 2015.