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Cartel enforcement, Louisiana style

An assistant strength coach for LSU was arrested and accused of violating state law by inviting student athletes to his home to meet a sports agent and suggesting the agent should represent the athletes, LSU police said Tuesday.

Travelle Ernest Gaines, 26, of Port Allen, surrendered to university police and was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison, the university said in a statement.

In my job, I'd get a nice pat on the back for bringing students to my house to investigate employment options. But then I don't work in Louisiana for an athletic cartel!

Update: At Voluntary Trade, Skip Oliva examines the statutes which enable the LSU police to "protect" their football players. Good stuff.