Prime example of defamation

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Another Man’s Opinion / Sam Hanna, Jr.

Wonder if any of the decision makers at LSU have ever heard of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

That seems to be a fair question to ask since LSU basketball coach Will Wade was indefinitely suspended from his job last week because he declined to meet with university officials to discuss a published report that suggested Wade had improperly recruited one of LSU’s star ballplayers. Acting on the advice of his lawyer, Wade declined the get-together. In other words, Wade exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Wade’s decision not to meet with LSU President F. King Alexander, athletic director Joe Alleva and James Williams, chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors, was the right decision. That would be the case because Wade was subpoenaed to testify next month in a federal criminal case, U.S.


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