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Angel Reese breaks silence after mysterious LSU absence

The reason for LSU star Angel Reese's recent absence has not disclosed. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Angel Reese has returned to the public eye for the first time since her absence from LSU’s game against Southeastern Louisiana on Friday night.

Reese has remained quiet about the reason for her absence. Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey has also not disclosed the nature of Reese’s nonattendance of team events.

“Angel is a part of this basketball team and we hope to see her sooner than later. … That’s all y’all need to know,” Mulkey said in a press conference after Friday’s 73-50 win.

In LSU’s previous game, a 109-79 win against Kent State, Reese did not play in the second half due to what Mulkey called “a coach’s decision.” Despite rampant speculation surrounding Reese’s status, including questions of her academic eligibility, there is no evidence to support the social media furor.

After two days of relative silence on social media from Reese, she returned to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share a message seemingly directed at the online chatter.

She said only this: “Please don’t believe everything you read.”

Reese remains a question mark in the Tigers’ lineup ahead their game against Texas Southern at 8 p.m. ET Monday.