LSU coach Les Miles addresses off-campus incident

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LSU head coach Les Miles looks on from the sideline.

BATON ROUGE -- LSU head coach Les Miles met with members of the media following Saturday's practice to discuss the off-campus incident involving members of the football team.

The following is a transcript of Miles' comments as well as comments from senior guard Josh Dworcazyk, who spoke on behalf of the team. Miles was joined in the press conference by the 23 members of the unity council.

On potential discipline...

"We are working very hard to reinstitute discipline and make this a factor in improving our behavior and our play. By in large, I have really enjoyed this football team. How they have worked and who they are as people. As miserable as I am about this and disappointed, I recognize I have a good group of men who understand the mistakes that they have made. I expect that they will make the appropriate changes. I will instruct them along those lines."

On cooperation with authorities...

"We have been in touch with those people that are investigating in this incident. Certainly we are cooperative in any way."

The following is a statement from LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva regarding the off-campus incident involving members of the football team on Thursday night:

"We will not tolerate student-athletes whose irresponsible actions tarnish the good name of a great university. LSU student-athletes are expected to behave with the understanding that they represent their school, their fellow students and the long history of this program, regardless of the time of day. Coach Miles has already begun taking disciplinary action. It is critical that we are deliberate in determining the facts surrounding this incident and as Coach Miles said, when the facts are clear, additional and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if necessary."