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LSU coach Ed Orgeron announces his entire team will register to vote



Ed Orgeron (Photo courtesy LSU Athletics)

Players from the 2019-2020 Louisiana State University college football championship team will add a number of registered voters to the roles. Head coach Ed Orgeron announced that his players will team up to register.

Orgeron made the announcement Tuesday on ESPN Radio’s “Off the Bench.”

“We had a great team meeting with our football team, and I talked to them about specific stuff that was going on in the world today,” Orgeron said. “I wanted to talk to our team and let them know that I’m here for them, I’ll listen to them and I support them 100 percent, and I understand that they’re feeling hurt, and they’re upset.”

The team’s decision to register to vote comes after the death of George Floyd who was killed by police in Minneapolis May 25. According to ESPN, Orgeron and his team held a meeting to discuss the aftermath of Floyd’s death.

Orgeron spoke out against the Floyd’s killing last week in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

“My players and former players are hurting, and they let me know they’re hurting,” Orgeron said. “When they’re hurting, it hurts me. I love all my players like they were my own. I know some are hurting right now, and I totally support them. I will not tolerate racism, and they know it.”

Floyd’s death has sparked hundreds of protests around the nation with people demanding justice and equality for African Americans. Many leaders such as Orgeron have spoken up about the incident and have shown their support.

Orgeron is going into his fifth season as the Tigers head coach where he has compiled a 40-9 record.

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