Former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao will play next season at Arizona Western College, a junior college in Yuma, Arizona. John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the story, which was also reported on Twitter.
Lealaimatafao will be eligible to play immediately, having been dismissed from LSU earlier this month. The former three-star recruit could not stay out of trouble during his short time in Baton Rouge. Last year, prior to missing the entire season due to injury, Lealaimatafao was reported to have punched a glass window in the team weight room. Shortly afterward, he was arrested for allegedly stealing a bike from an on-campus library.
The final straw, however, was when Lealaimatafao was arrested in June for simple battery and robbery following a bar fight. Allegedly, he beat a man unconscious before punching his girlfriend in the face, and then picking the man’s pocket to add insult to injury.
Given how LSU head coach Les Miles has a reputation for running a tight ship, it was not a surprise to learn that Lealaimatafao was dismissed from the program. Hopefully, his time at JUCO will help him get his head screwed on straight so that he can continue his football career uninterrupted.
LSU opens the 2015 season against the Southland’s McNeese State Cowboys on September 5.
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