A few weeks ago, we enlightened you as to the racially tinged decision by LSU to suspend SEC Championship winning QB Ryan Perilloux from the squad for 'unspecified' rules violations.
We allowed you to understand that LSU's treatment of Perilloux was a microcosmic depiction of the legal system's treatment of young Negro males across this Nation. And we convinced you that it was wholly unfair to hold individuals to 'unspecified' standards.
As more information about Perilloux's dubious 'suspension' has been made public; LSU's hard stance has softened. Perilloux now could be allowed to practice as soon as next week. And he can get back on track to his rightful position as the headlining member of the returning National Champions.
Head Coach Les Miles addressed the Perilloux situation without comment on some of the circumstances that have become more clear since the 'suspension'. Miles chose to focus on the notion that, despite what can now be termed in the most uncertain of manners as an impetuous and opportunistic choice to punish Perilloux (yes, it's clear that Miles and LSU didn't bother to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the 'rules violations', and, instead chose to turn the situation into an opportunity to tighten their shackles around RP and ensure that he understood that his future was subservient to Miles and LSU's collective success), Perilloux must 'earn' back his position.
"We are not ready to rely upon anybody at the quarterback spot," Miles said. "We have three guys there. There will be a competition. Perrilloux has to compete."
Indeed, the coach focused on the things Perilloux must do to regain his stature on the team.
Interestingly enough, there was no mention of some of the clarification that has since come to light on the 'rules violation'.
Perrilloux's former high school coach, who remains close to the quarterback and his family, has said Perrilloux missed a mandatory team meeting, then missed classes to attend his father's funeral without notifying coaches.
Clearly, Miles and his cohorts at LSU were miffed that Perilloux's father chose to terminate in conflict with team functions and that RP (a young man in a state of confusion and obviously in a clouded mental condition) chose to be with his family to mourn their loss, rather than attend an off season meeting.
Miles, the newly crowned National Championship coach must have felt this as a slight and a direct slap at his now 'god-like' stature in Baton Rouge. The coach and the university chose to send a message to young Negro males the country over:
Ensuring that you are properly practiced and conditioned to excel on the football field at all times, so as to ensure the lofty stature of your white coach takes precedence over regrouping with your Negro family to be together as one to help each other suffer through the loss of a dear loved one.
We read time and again the white devil's complaint that Negro families don't fulfill the obligatory role of providing support and personal development for their members. We read of the white devil's complaint that Negro men don't fulfill their fatherly duties. Yet, when the Negro family attempts to come together and provide that support and personal development for each other, the nearest white devil in a position of authority cracks his whip with a force so hateful that it knocks the very breath of the mourning Negro from his lungs.
We shall overcome. We can change.
Remember, a vote for Obama is a vote for fair treatment of Negro college athletes.