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Son of Judge under scrutiny removed from LSU's track team

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 16, 2021

A member of Judge Michelle Odinet's family has been removed from LSU's track team after a video surfaced of racial comments being made in his home.

Elijah Odinet was removed from the team's roster on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the university would not say if the removal was due to the video that was released earlier in the week, however, LSU Track & Field shared this statement on social media Wednesday morning:

"LSU Track and Field is a diverse group of student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, and we respect these differences, because they make us stronger. We will never tolerate racism, and we will continue to do our part in the ongoing work toward its eradication - through educating ourselves, engaging with our community, and honoring the distinctions that empower us."

The spokesperson said that the coaching staff and administration are aware of the video.

Odinet is a freshman that trained with the team. Two other Odinet children are still listed on the team's rosters.