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LSU OG Reinstated To Team Year After Suspension

Ed Ingram drops in pass protection for LSU against Auburn.

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 14: Ed Ingram #70 of the LSU Tigers drops back to block during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU defeated the Auburn 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

LSU has emerged as a favorite in the SEC this season. Head coach Ed Orgeron got some big news about his offensive line depth, with the reinstatement of former starting guard Ed Ingram.

Ingram was suspended indefinitely by the school in August 2018, as a result of an investigation into alleged aggravated sexual assault against a minor in his native Texas. He was on trial for the charges earlier this week, and they have been dropped.

As a result, Ingram has been reinstated to play for the Tigers. It doesn't sound like he'll be able to suit up this weekend, however, as a result of an NCAA rule that mandates a five-day "acclimation period" for players being added to an active roster.

LSU travels to Vanderbilt tomorrow, so it is not expected that Ingram will be able to play. As The Advocate's Brooks Kubena states, LSU's first game after that period ends is the Oct. 5 home game against non-conference opponent Utah State.

Details of the case against Ingram have been sealed by the state of Texas. His attorney said that he could not comment further, when asked about the decision by The Advocate.

Once he's up to speed, he could be in the mix at the left guard spot for the Tigers, where there have been depth issues. Ed Ingram started 12 games for the team back in 2017.

LSU has opened the season 3-0, with a huge road win at Texas in Week 2 highlighting the early season success.

[The Advocate]