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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Texas thinks LSU LB K’Lavon Chaisson faked injury against them

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The Texas Longhorns seem to think some of the trips made by trainers to the field during their game against LSU may not have been for legitimate injuries, and a nugget shared by a reporter suggests that.

LSU beat Texas 45-38 on Saturday evening in what was the second game of the season for both teams. Among the talking points after the game was the notion that LSU players faked injuries during the second half to slow down Texas’ offense. In a Yahoo! Sports article, Pete Thamel says Tigers linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson winked at the Texas coaching staff before going to the ground with an apparent injury.

Thamel spent a week with Texas football for his story, so it’s pretty clear he’s getting Texas’ side of things, and the implication is Texas believed Chaisson was faking. However, the Longhorns’ belief that Chaisson was faking may be unfounded.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that a few of his players are out this week and that Chaisson is in a walking boot.

Chaisson has some history with Texas. He threw shade at Sam Ehlinger entering the game and then drank the Longhorns’ water before the game.

Whether the injury was gamesmanship or legitimate, this will be a storyline that will likely surface prior to next season’s rematch between the teams, not to mention the air conditioning debate.



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