After an LSU football player was stabbed at a Tigerland bar early Tuesday, head coach Les Miles ordered the entire team to stay out of nightclubs.
LSU tight end Dillon Gordon was stabbed multiple times about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at Reggie’s bar, prompting LSU coach Les Miles to say later that day he plans to ban players from venturing to bars.
“I’m cutting it off,” Miles said at Tuesday’s news conference. “It’s just not worth it. The reason you go out is because you want social interaction. Social interaction can take place at home, at class, can take place at a number of places. You don’t have to go to a fight night club.”
Gordon, a 22-year-old senior tight end and three-year starter for the Tigers, was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with nonlife-threatening cuts, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Lt. Don Kelly, and was released Tuesday from the hospital.
Gordon tweeted about 4 a.m., “Thank you Lord it just wasn’t my time.”
Miles released a statement on Gordon minutes before the team announced its new defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, at a news conference.
“I am aware that Dillon Gordon was involved in an incident last night that required him to receive medical attention,” Miles said in the statement. “Fortunately, the injuries Dillon sustained were not life-threatening and from all indications, he will make a full recovery. We are thankful that Dillon is okay.”
LSU receiver Jazz Ferguson on Tuesday morning tweeted, “Prayers for the bull,” Gordon’s nickname.
The wounds to Gordon were not serious.
“Calling it a stab wound might be an exaggeration,” Kelly said from the scene early Tuesday morning, though a release from the Police Department later said the victim suffered multiple stabbings. At least six Baton Rouge police cars were on the scene early Tuesday.
The fight at Reggie’s unfolded inside the bar, Kelly said at the scene, adding that “the person who did it left the scene.”
No arrest had been made as of Tuesday evening.
At least one other LSU football player was at Reggie’s, Miles said Tuesday, but that player was not involved in the fight. Miles declined to reveal the player’s identity.
Gordon, from Edgard and known as a bullish run-blocking end for run-heavy LSU, started three of the first six games in the 2015 season before suffering a season-ending injury.
Gordon ruptured his Achilles tendon in the game against Florida on Oct. 17, and needed surgery to repair it. LSU has asked the NCAA for a medical redshirt for Gordon, and it’s unclear when the governing body will rule on the issue.