Dismissed by LSU, Lealaimatafao lands at an Arizona JUCO


A little over a week after finding himself on the wrong end of Les Miles‘ boot, Trey Lealaimatafao has found a new location to both resume his playing career and rehabilitate his battered public image.

On his personal Twitter page, Lealaimatafao, in his profile, lists himself as a member of the Arizona Western College football program. AWC is a junior college located in Yuma, Ariz.

Additionally, Lealaimatafao rewteeted the following tweets as confirmation of his drop to the JUCO level.

As AWC is a JUCO, Lealaimatafao will be eligible to play immediately in 2015 — provided he can stay on the right side of the law, of course.

In June, Lealaimatafao was arrested and charged with simple battery and simple robbery. The incident occurred in the parking lot of a bar in Baton Rouge, with it being alleged that Lealaimatafao beat one man until he was unconscious and punched that man’s girlfriend in the face.  To add insult to injury, it’s alleged Lealaimatafao picked the male victim’s pocket for good measure.

In early July, it was announced that Lealaimatafao had been dismissed from SU as a result of the incident.

That was Lealaimatafao’s third high-profile incident during his brief time with the Tigers.

In July of last year, Lealaimatafao suffered what was initially feared to be an amputation-level injury to his arm after punching through a weight-room window. Fortunately for Lealaimatafao, the physical damage wasn’t as severe as initially reported and the defensive tackle was released from the hospital two days later.

One day after his release, was Lealaimatafao was arrested for allegedly stealing a bicycle from an on-campus library.  He then missed his entire freshman season because of the injury.

Lealaimatafao was a three-star member of the Tigers’ 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 26 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 43 player in the state of Texas at any position.

(Photo credit: LSU athletics)