Former LSU football star Kayshon Boutte has been arrested on suspicion of using an alias to illegally bet on sports while under the legal age, according to Louisiana State police in a news release.
Boutte is accused of using an alias to circumvent the legal age for placing sports bets in Louisiana from April 6, 2022, and May 7, 2023. Boutte allegedly placed over 8,900 wagers during this time, with at least six of those wagers on LSU football, according to the release.
“In July 2023, LSU was made aware of allegations regarding a former student-athlete’s improper conduct related to sports gambling while enrolled at the University,” LSU said in a statement. “Since then, we have fully cooperated with all relevant authorities involved in the investigation and will continue to do so. We have no evidence that any other student-athletes participated in these prohibited activities, and we are grateful for measures that detect and discourage sports gambling related misconduct.”
An arrest warrant was signed for Boutte on Jan. 18, charging Boutte with one count of felony Computer Fraud and one count of misdemeanor Gaming Prohibited for Persons Under 21, according to the release.
Boutte played at LSU from 2020-2022 and currently plays for the New England Patriots.
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