ASU football recruit suspended over BB gun incident

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An incoming freshman Arizona State football player has been suspended indefinitely following allegations he threatened another teammate with a BB gun.

ASU football coach Todd Graham say defensive tackle George Lea was immediately suspended after his arrest Monday.

Lea faces charges of suspicion of first-degree burglary involving a weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful imprisonment.

He was taken into custody Tuesday by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

According to campus police, Lea allegedly went to a teammate's Tempe apartment and pointed a BB gun wrapped in a towel at him.

Lea told police he made it clear the weapon was a BB gun.

This is the second player in the team has had to suspend in the last three months.

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