Giddens, Thomas, Anderson dismissed

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Three players were kicked off the LSU football team on Thursday.

Freshman defensive back Troy Giddens, freshman offensive lineman Zhamal Thomas and sophomore offensive lineman Kyle Anderson were dismissed for unbecoming conduct, the university said.

"There is a standard that we insist upon with members of our football team when representing this university, our community and the state of Louisiana," coach Les Miles said in a statement. "When that standard isn't met some adjustments must be made."

LSU refused to say what the students had done.

However, both Giddens, 19, and Thomas, 20, were arrested last week, accused of breaking into a campus apartment, stealing a backpack that held money and credit cards and using a stolen credit card to buy more than $200 worth of items online. Each
player was booked with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and identity theft.

Anderson, 20, meanwhile, was booked early Monday with second-degree battery after getting into a fight at a popular campus hangout.