CHOP BLOCK UNCALLED & UNCALLED FOR IN LSU-AU GAME: They sure fight dirty down south:
The DOTHAN (AL) EAGLE throws the flag on an illegal block done by Auburn on a LSU defender during the Tigers’ wild last-second win over the, um, Tigers.
During a 3rd quarter play, LSU lineman Glenn Dorsey was tied up with Auburn tackle Lee Ziemba, when guard Chaz Ramsey dove for Dorsey’s legs. Dorsey bent back awkwardly, and had to leave the game with a knee sprain.
The chop block is an illegal maneuver, but the referees didn’t call a penalty on Auburn.
Even though LSU won the game, coach Les Miles was still furious with the dirty deed, saying that such cheap shots “went out in the ’70s.”
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville defended his players from accusations of playing dirty. But as far as the illegal block, Tuberville was just as mad about it, saying “We do not teach it. We will not teach it. We won’t tolerate it.”
Such instances of unsportsmanlike conduct have been rearing their ugly heads in recent league games. Last week, an LSU defender took at swipe at the head of Kentucky QB Andre Woodson during the Tigers’ triple-OT loss, while Georgia players celebrated a close win against Vanderbilt by stomping on the Commodores’ midfield logo.
The ‘S’ in ‘SEC’ doesn’t appear to stand for ‘Sportsmanship’.