Boise State redshirt freshman tight end David Lucero was arrested yesterday on a felony charge of attempted strangulation and has been subsequently suspended from the team.
Lucero’s arrest was reported by multiple sources, including B.J. Rains of The Idaho Press.
According to local police, Lucero was arrested after authorities responded to a call regarding a fight outside of a local residence and arrived on the scene to see a young man and woman engaged in a physical altercation.
That young man was clearly Lucero, who was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of attempted strangulation.
State law defines such as “any person who willfully or unlawfully chokes or attempts to strangle a household member or a person with whom he or she has had a dating relationship.”
If tried and convicted, the 19-year-old Lucero could face up to 15 years in prison. This is not his first run-in with the law, as he was cited for underage drinking in August 2014.
Needless to say, since the sports world has taken such a strong stance on violence against women, there’s a very real possibility that Lucero’s football playing days could be over.
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