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Prior to today, the line for the game featuring #1 LSU vs. Auburn was around 23. Now places in Vegas aren't even featuring the game for bets following suspensions of some LSU stars. Cornerback and Heisman hopeful Tyrann Mathieu (above #14) and running back Spencer Ware are among the three that are likely to be suspended, and the school newspaper reports that it is due to failed drug tests.Ware is the teams leading rusher, while Mathieu has two interceptions, forced four fumbles, and recovered three -- two being returned for touchdowns -- on the season.
The third player suspended for the game is defensive back Tharold Simon, though they have not reported that he failed a drug test.
The school is calling it an internal matter that will be handled as so, and will neither confirm nor deny reports.