LSU's Stevan Ridley ruled ineligible for Cotton Bowl

Staff reports
Stevan Ridley makes a move.

BATON ROUGE - LSU running back Steven Ridley has been ruled ineligible for the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7 due to an academic issue.

LSU is appealing the NCAA violation, according to the school's sports information department.

LSU head coach Les Miles said the team is "very hopeful" Ridley's eligibility will be restored.

"Stevan is the captain of our team," Miles said. "He's been a hard worker, a wonderful leader and has developed through work, time and effort not only as a player but as a student."