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LSU tight end Dillon Gordon 'OK' after being stabbed in bar fight

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU senior tight end Dillon Gordon was treated for non-life-threatening injuries early Tuesday after being stabbed in a bar fight.

Gordon went to a hospital for treatment after the incident, which occurred at Reggie's, a bar in the Tigerland section just off the LSU campus.

"I am aware that Dillon Gordon was involved in an incident last night that required him to receive medical attention," LSU head coach Les Miles said. "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 OK."

According to a Baton Rouge Police Department release, Gordon "was stabbed multiple times, while inside the business, during a fistic encounter."

At 5:37 a.m. Tuesday, Gordon tweeted:

After a Tuesday news conference in which he introduced Dave Aranda as LSU's new defensive coordinator, Miles said he had not yet spoken to Gordon after the incident. Miles said he plans to reinstitute a team rule prohibiting his players from visiting local bars.

In recent years, multiple LSU players have been involved in skirmishes in Tigerland, a popular late-night area among LSU students.

"I'm cutting it off. It's just not worth it," Miles said. "The reason you go out is because you want social interaction. Social interaction can take place at home. It can take place at class. It can take place at a number of places. You don't have to go to a fight night bar."

BRPD is still investigating the incident, reporting that "motive and suspect information is unclear at this time."

Miles said at least one other LSU player was at Reggie's when the fight occurred, but said, "I don't know that I'm worried about his involvement in any way."

Gordon started 25 games between 2013 and 2014 at LSU, but he was limited to just three in 2015 after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. LSU is requesting that the NCAA grant Gordon a fifth season of eligibility as a medical redshirt.

A physical blocker, Gordon's absence created an obvious void in LSU's power running game, Miles said.

"It changed significantly," Miles said. "He was one of the guys that was one of the more physical, capable men on our offense and we would love to see him return. I hope that this evening out is not a serious issue in any way, health-wise."

LSU is requesting that the NCAA grant Gordon a fifth season of eligibility as a medical redshirt, although Miles said, "I don't know that that's an automatic in any way.

"I know that it would help him get his degree. It would fulfill his obligation to get his degree, and certainly something that he wants to do."