August 26 - Jordan Jefferson is suspended for after he was arrested for felony assault
Wednesday, September 28 - Jefferson's charges are reduced to a misdemeanor
Wednesday, September 28 - Jefferson is immediately reinstated to the school and the football program
Saturday, October 1 - Jefferson sees his first game action of the year (coming off the bench)
Said LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva (from nola.com):
"We certainly don't condone participation in the incident, but the legal system has determined that their actions did not rise to the level originally charged, and their punishment to date related to football has already been considerable," Alleva said. "They will rejoin the team and begin practice immediately."
Point 1: Jefferson's charges were simply REDUCED, not dismissed. Sales' charges were dismissed (at least the only charges that could result in him getting kicked off the team, in my opinion).
Point 2: Jefferson missed four games. Sales has already missed seven.
Point 3: The legal system determined Sales' involvement in his case was not even enough to charge him. His "crime" is far less severe than Jefferson's in the legal sense, considering Jefferson was actually charged.
Let Marcus play.