Russell Shepard unsure for LSU opener

Updated: July 26, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

LSU receiver Russell Shepard is dealing with an NCAA compliance concern related to rent payment arrangements with a woman who he has lived with and who is also a student worker in the LSU's football office, a source said Saturday.

The school is hopeful Shepard will be available in the season opener against Oregon.

Shepard was held out of SEC Media Days with coach Les Miles declining to answer if the issue was related to housing.

Miles said Shepard had to handle a matter.

Shepard had 33 catches for 254 yards last season but is explosive and versatile and is expected to be leaned on by quarterback Jordan Jefferson this season.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.

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