The first four were suspended due to academic ineligibility, as first reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The reports were confirmed by Tigers head coach Les Miles on Wednesday, though he would not specify the reason for the suspensions. Allen has an unspecified injury.
Jones, who was a projected starter, is the only one in the group who would likely have seen significant playing time this season. The junior has been replaced in the lineup by junior Luke Muncie.
LSU had filed an appeal on Jones' academic record with the NCAA, but lost. The school did the same for junior tailback Michael Ford and won. Ford has played in both of the Tigers' first two games.