Davonte’ Neal, an assistant coach on the Idaho State football team, has been charged with first-degree murder.
The Idaho State Journal reports that Neal was arrested on May 25 in connection with a murder that occurred in Arizona in 2017.
The university told the outlet that Neal has been placed on administrative leave, and that the football team plans to terminate his contract.
“I have been in constant contact with (ISU head coach Charlie Ragle) who has known Davonte’ for many years and never had any knowledge or suspicion of a possible crime of any kind,” ISU athletic director Pauline Thiros told the Journal.
“The news of Davonte’ Neal’s arrest and charges in Arizona was a great shock. Going forward, we will cooperate in every way possible, safeguard our program and culture, support each other and our students, and allow the legal process to work. The news is devastating and we hope for resolution for all involved.”
ISU president Kevin Satterlee added that “Idaho State takes all allegations involving our employees very seriously, and we are committed to the safety and well-being of our community. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation.”
Source: ISU assistant football coach DaVonte’ Neal charged with first-degree murder in Arizona, arrested in Pocatello | Pocatello | idahostatejournal.com
Isi Etute, a freshman linebacker on the Virginia Tech football team, has been charged with murder … and the school says it’s now suspended him from the program immediately.
The Blacksburg Police Department said Wednesday that Etute was involved in the killing of a 40-year-old man on Tuesday.
Details surrounding the alleged incident are unclear … but cops say they found a man dead after they responded to a call in Blacksburg, Va. at around 10:30 PM Tuesday.
Cops say they zeroed in on Etute, who they say was an “acquaintance” of the victim, after conducting their investigation.
Etute has since been charged with 2nd-degree murder, court records show … and cops say he’s currently being held without bond in jail.
Cops added the investigation is both “complex” and “ongoing.”
Etute — a 6-foot-2, 200-pound outside LB — signed with Va. Tech after committing to the school in July 2020 … and had participated in the team’s 2021 spring practices.
Tech officials say in addition to him being suspended immediately from the football team, he’s also been placed on suspension from the university.
Etute was majoring in human development, school officials say.
Source: Virginia Tech Linebacker Isi Etute Charged W/ Murder, Suspended From Team
Officers with the Indiana University Police Department at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday booked Camion Patrick, 22, into the Monroe County correctional complex.
Source: Former Indiana University football player charged in Tennessee murder