LSU announced his dismissal Monday afternoon less than two weeks after he was arrested for assault and robbery. Lealaimatafao is accused of rummaging through the pockets of a man knocked unconscious in a fight outside a bar near campus. He then allegedly struck the man's girlfriend with a closed fist when she tried to intervene. Lealaimatafao then continued to dig through the man's pockets after he struck the woman, according to police.
Lealaimatafao was arrested June 18 and indefinitely suspended by LSU that same day.
“Trey is no longer a member of our football team,” said LSU coach Les Miles in a press release. “We have gathered information on this incident and we feel it’s best for us to part ways.”
Lealaimatafao tweeted this statement soon after his dismissal had been announced:
LSU done some great things for me, just about that time I found a new route ?? good luck to all my boys this season ??— Trey Lealaimatafao™ (@TLay_56) June 29, 2015
This was Lealaimatafao's third incident in the course of his first year at LSU. He was arrested on misdemeanor summons for stealing a bicycle on campus. He also severely injured his arm after punching through a window in the LSU weight room.
Lealaimatafao took a redshirt after sitting out his entire first season with LSU, and was not expected to have a major role on the defense in 2015. He was a three-star recruit coming out of San Antonio, Texas, in the 2014 signing class.
Lealaimatafao was one of four LSU players arrested that day earlier this month, though there other three were involved in a separate incident. Anthony Jennings, Maquedius Bain and Dwayne Thomas remain indefinitely suspended after they were accused of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Thomas also faces a simple burglary charge.