Arizona State freshman arrested on felony BB gun charge

Arizona State freshman defensive tackle George Lea has been suspended from the team following a Monday arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first degree burglary and false imprisonment. Chris Karpman of reported Lea’s arrest.

Allegedly, Lea used a BB gun to intimidate a teammate, among other things.

The university released a statement on the matter.

“Freshman football player George Lea has been indefinitely suspended from the Arizona State University football program after an incident that occurred Monday night on the Tempe campus involving a BB gun. ASU football players are held to high standards and are expected to exercise good discipline and judgment on and off the field. The ASU Police Department and the Dean of Students are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action, as warranted, once all the facts are gathered.”

Lea is the second Sun Devil to be arrested this year, joining JUCO linebacker Davon Durant. Durant pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct and is currently under indefinite suspension as the university mulls whether or not to allow him to remain on the team.

This story is still very much in the early stages, but Campus Sports will update it as further information becomes available.

Arizona State went 10-3 (6-3 Pac-12) last season and defeated Duke in the Sun Bowl. The Sun Devils open 2015 on September 5 with a visit to College Station to take on Texas A&M.

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