LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao has been kicked off the team by head coach Les Miles, as it was announced on Monday. Lealaimatafao was dismissed after his arrest for his role in reportedly striking a woman after he was stealing from her unconscious boyfriend.
This was Lealaimatafao’s third off-the-field incident and second arrest while a member of the Tigers.
LSU’s athletic website confirmed the news:
“Trey is no longer a member of our football team,” Miles said. “We have gathered information on this incident and we feel it’s best for us to part ways.”
Lealaimatafao, a native of San Antonio, Texas, redshirted last year as a freshman with the Tigers. Miles said he will have no further comment on the matter.
Lealaimatafao was arrested on June 19 after turning himself to authorities on June 18. The assault was said to have taken place in the parking lot of Reggie’s Bar near the Baton Rouge campus on June 16.
More on the incident from Ross Dellenger of The Advocate:
Lealaimatafao dug through the pockets of an unconscious man and then punched the man’s girlfriend in the face with a closed fist in the parking lot of Reggie’s, police records show. Three eyewitnesses told police that the football player fled the scene when authorities arrived. All three witnesses gave police similar accounts of the incident and identified Lealaimatafao out of a photo lineup, records show.