ASU LB Ismael Murphy-Richardson dismissed following arrest

Arizona State redshirt freshman linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson has been dismissed from the football program following his arrest for fraudulent use of a credit card, according to Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic.

Per Haller, Murphy-Richardson’s arrest is connected to those of teammates Jayme Otomewo and Deonte Reynolds, who were both arrested for breaking into a university housing complex and walking out with stolen credit cards. Haller’s report offered more:

Last month, ASU Police arrested sophomore defensive back Jayme Otomewo and defensive tackle Deonte Reynolds on theft and burglary charges. … In that police report, an ASU student told campus police that she noticed someone listed as “Ishmael” looking through the wallets of three female students in an apartment. Murphy-Richardson was not initially charged.

Murphy-Richardson thus becomes the fifth Sun Devil to be arrested in the last year. Next for him is likely a transfer to junior college or another program.

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