Rumors are rampant in Baton Rouge and on the internet that LSU backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has been implicated in a credit card and counterfeiting ring and kicked off the team.

If true, and we hope it is not – the story has not yet been run by the mainstream media – Perrilloux, a superstar prep player at East St. John who was arguably the top quarterback of the 2005 recruiting class, would join Billy Cannon as one of the great counterfeiters in LSU history. After winning the Heisman Trophy and becoming an orthodontist, of course, Cannon’s penchant counterfeiting led him to serve time in the federal pen.

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