LSU OL Ed Ingram Arrested on 2 Counts of Sexual Assault of a Minor

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 14:  Ed Ingram #70 of the LSU Tigers drops back to block during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  LSU defeated the Auburn 27-23.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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LSU sophomore offensive lineman Ed Ingram, who was suspended by the team Aug. 3, was arrested the day before and charged with "two counts of aggravated sexual assault in Dallas County," according to Brooks Kubena of The Advocate.

According to that report, the investigation is ongoing. The police department of DeSoto, Texas, said the victim was a minor but "would not disclose the exact age," per Kubena.

Ingram tweeted about the suspension on Aug. 4:  

Edward Ingram™️ @EdIngram70

I’m fine everyone!!!! I appreciate all the support✨. I’m just gonna bounce back harder 💪🏾

"We have a policy set in place with the university," LSU Ed Orgeron said on Aug. 3, per Kubena. "He broke that policy, so we just need to see what happens."

On Aug. 18, Orgeron provided an update, noting that the matter was a legal issue: 

Scott Rabalais @RabalaisAdv

Orgeron also says he won't comment on Ed Ingram as it is an ongoing legal matter. Hasn't spoken of Ingram as a legal matter before. #LSU

As Kubena noted, "According to the LSU Athletic Department Code of Conduct, any athlete who receives felony charges 'will be immediately suspended.'"

While details on the incident that led to the charges have not been released, authorities were made aware of it in Aug. 2017, when Child Protective Services sent the DeSoto Police Department a report. The alleged assault reportedly dates to before Ingram's time with LSU, per Kubena.

Ingram served as a starter for LSU at right guard last season, manning the position for 12 games.