Mo Isom tweets she didn’t make the cut as LSU kicker


Already turned away once for a spot on LSU’s roster as a place kicker, Tigers soccer player Mo Isom tried her luck again earlier this week during tryouts for a chance to be on the team.

Unfortunately for Isom, luck wasn’t on her side — again. Isom didn’t make the cut, unless the following message from her Twitter account is completely misleading.

I am heartbroken, but my head is held high,” Isom said via Twitter. “Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam[ily].”

It’s a tough break for Isom, who gained plenty of publicity for trying out twice for sport ruled by the opposite sex. Miles encouraged Isom to give tryouts another shot after cutting her in the spring. This time around, Miles was mum when asked about Isom’s chances of making the squad.

“[She] made a couple and missed a couple,” Miles said.

But, in the end, Isom is like other athletes chasing a dream or a goal. It just didn’t work out for her, and that’s too bad. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t rooting for her. She has a great story and people latch on to that.

She worked hard and gave it her all — that’s all anyone can ask — but Miles has to make decisions that are best for the team. That means picking the best athletes at each position.

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Utah State player upgraded to fair condition after collapse

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Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.

Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.

The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.

Alabama suspends freshman defensive back after drug arrest

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.

“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”

Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.

Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.