LSU suspends G Josh Boutte for late hit on Wisconsin’s Dixon
After making the game-winning interception, Wisconsin’s D’Cota Dixon was decleated by LSU guard Josh Boutte on a personal foul after the play was over. LSU took action in regard to Boutte’s action Monday.
LSU head coach Les Miles has suspended Boutte one game for his late hit on Dixon, according to LSU Athletic Communications.
LSU coach Les Miles has suspended OG Josh Boutte for one game. pic.twitter.com/eO8phLU5mr
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) September 5, 2016
Boutte hit Dixon after the Dixon intercepted quarterback Brandon Harris on LSU’s final drive. Boutte was ejected from game after the foul, however the game had already been decided.
Even though the foul came blatantly after the play was over, Miles said in the release the foul was a mistake on Boutte’s part.
“Even though this was done by mistake, a play like this does not belong in the game of football,” Miles said in a statement. “The play does not define Josh as a person and is not indicative of the type of player he is.”
The release also said Boutte also called Dixon to apologize for the hit.
The commissioner of the SEC, Greg Sankey, also weighed in on Miles’ decision to suspend Boutte.
SEC commish Greg Sankey said because LSU suspended Josh Boutte 1 game that “no additional penalty shall be imposed by the Conference office”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 5, 2016
Dixon was not injured by the hit, and made light of the foul after the game.