Vitter urges Florida's Gov to intervene in LSU-UF game

BATON ROUGE -- Senator David Vitter is urging Florida's Governor to move or reschedule the LSU-Florida football game as Hurricane Matthew threatens the state.

In a letter written to Gov. Rick Scott, Vitter (R-La.) urged the governor to work with the University of Florida to change the location or time of the game for the safety of players and fans.

“Holding the UF-LSU football game in Gainesville this weekend jeopardizes the safety and well-being of the players, attending fans, coaching staffs, stadium employees, police, and emergency responders who will need to travel to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,” Vitter said. “The people of Louisiana are very familiar with the dangers associated with hurricanes of this magnitude, and before Hurricane Matthew reaches landfall in Florida, it’s vitally important for Governor Scott and the University of Florida Athletic Department to consider moving or rescheduling the UF-LSU football game this weekend in Gainesville.”

The University of Central Florida and Tulane announced that they would postpone their matchup in light of the impending hurricane.

Vitter's full letter can be read below or by clicking here.

(© 2016 WWL)


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