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Thursday, May 19, 2005
Jordan allegedly caught with steroids at border

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU reserve fullback Shawn Jordan, facing charges involving steroids, has been suspended from the football team, head coach Les Miles said Thursday.

Jordan was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance Tuesday in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, after allegedly attempting to transport anabolic steroids across the U.S. border from Juarez, Mexico.

"This is a very serious matter to us," Miles said. "We do everything we can as an institution to educate and inform our team about the dangers of drugs, in particular steroids. We have a comprehensive drug testing program in place and the NCAA comes in to test our athletes two or three times a year."

Miles said he did not believe Jordan intended to deal to or share steroids with fellow LSU players.

"I'm confident that it's isolated," Miles said. "We are going to do everything we can to help Shawn through this situation. However, he will be suspended from the team until we can gather all of the facts and get more information as to exactly what his involvement is."

In two years with the Tigers, Jordan has appeared in two games, both of them lopsided victories last season over Arkansas State and Mississippi State.