Thursday, 07 April 2011 12:42
Louisiana Sports: NFL Lockout, Patrick Peterson, Joe McKnight, LSU All-Americans
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Ed StatonYou can expect Judge Susan Nelson to take two weeks to rule on the validity of the NFL's lockout of the players. Judge Nelson urged both sides to restart labor negotiations during the two weeks, but unsurprisingly, they have different interpretations of that. The owners still refuse to talk so long as the courts have control over the NFL. During Wednesday's proceedings, Nelson peppered the owners' lead attorney with 64 questions, compared to 14 for the rest of the lawyers present combined...

Tags: Louisiana Sports, NFL Lockout, Patrick Peterson, Joe McKnight, LSU, All-America, Judge Susan Nelson

Fox Sports' Adam Caplan doesn't believe the Broncos will consider LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson with the No. 2 draft pick. Peterson was once viewed as a potential target of Denver, but all signs are now pointing toward the Broncos taking Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. Dallas would surely give Peterson a long hard look at No. 9, but he's unlikely to fall past the 49ers at No. 7. Peterson has yet to say if he'll attend the NFL Draft in New York City...

Former John Curtis and USC running back Joe McKnight could rise as No. 2 on the Jets' depth chart, surpassing LaDainian Tomlinson. McKnight matured throughout his rookie season, and he offers more speed than LT in a change-up role behind Shonn Greene. Tomlison would play only on third downs...


LSU football


A star-studded, one-of-a-kind autograph party highlights Saturday’s list of pre-game activities as LSU hosts its National L Club Spring Game in Tiger Stadium.


The autograph party, featuring numerous All-Americans and both past and current Tigers in the NFL, will take place starting at 1 p.m. in Lot A at Tiger Stadium. 


A commemorative autograph poster, featuring all 58 LSU All-Americans will be given away to fans at the autograph session. In order to accommodate everyone, fans are asked to only have one item for the autograph session. 


“This is a one-of-a-kind event,” LSU assistant athletic director for marketing Craig Pintens said. “To be able to assemble this many former All-Americans and NFL players in one setting is a tribute to what LSU football means to these guys. We are trying to grow our spring game into a day-long event, one where the entire family can come out and really experience all of the things unique about LSU. We think this is a great opportunity to come out with your family and enjoy a great day on the LSU campus capped off with a preview of the 2011 Tigers.”


Kickoff for the National L Club Spring Game is set for 3 p.m. Admission to the game is free and fans can enter Tiger Stadium through Portal A on the west side of the stadium or through gates 10 and 11 on the east side. Gates open at 1 p.m. 


For more information the National L Club Spring Game go to


The following is a list of former LSU players who have committed to participating in the autograph party on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. in Lot A at Tiger Stadium:



James Britt
Tommy Casanova
Wendell Davis
Robert Dugas
Ronnie Estay
Max Fugler

Ali Highsmith
Tyler Lafauci
Bill Truax
Jerry Stovall
Josh Reed

Doug Moreau
Lance Smith
Michael Brooks
Warren Capone
Roy “Moonie” Winston
Stephen Peterman
Kyle Williams
Kevin Faulk
Bert Jones
Corey Webster
Bradie James
Glenn Dorsey
Herman Johnson

Current and Former NFL Players:
Darry Beckwith

Curtis Taylor

Eric Alexander
Quinn Johnson
Jarvis Green
Brandon LaFell
Charles Scott
Ricky Jean-Francois
Tyson Jackson
Early Doucet
Devery Henderson
Chevis Jackson
Justin Vincent

Robert Royal- Tentative
Trindon Holliday-Tentative


2011 National L Club Spring Game – Schedule of Events

9 a.m.                                    LSU SportShop opens

12:30 p.m.                            Amanda Shaw free concert

1 p.m.                                    Kids Zone opens

1 p.m.                                    LSU All-America Autograph Party

1 p.m.                                    Gates to Tiger Stadium open

3 p.m.                                    Kickoff LSU Spring Game – FREE admission

6 p.m                                     LSU softball game vs. Alabama at Tiger Park


(Note: All pre-game activities will take place in Lot A at Tiger Stadium)




by Ed Staton

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  


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