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LSU Running Back Arrested For Underage Gambling

Sophomore Lanard Fournette Used False ID To Play: Police


LSU sophomore running back Lanard Fournette, the younger brother of former LSU star and recently drafted Leonard Fournette, was arrested this week after visiting a Louisiana casino on Saturday.

Lanard, 20, is accused of using a false ID to gamble at the L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. Police say he was able to enter the casino and play before casino staff realized the ID wasn’t actually his.

According to police, Landard left the casino after being questioned, but he was later charged with illegal gambling.

His bond was set at $1,000.

The Advocate reported that security video showed Lanard playing craps for about 15 minutes before apparently busting. He then allegedly used his real ID to try to make a cash withdrawal and that’s when security determined his actual age.

Lanard admitted to casino security that he used someone else’s ID to enter the property, police say. Reports didn’t say who the ID belonged to.

LSU’s football team said he will be “disciplined” over the incident.