And this, like all other similar cases, is exactly what you don’t want during the offseason.
Per multiple media outlets, Arizona State senior defensive end Junior Onyeali is currently the center of an investigation for an incident that occurred last month. Per azcentral.com and citing a police spokesperson, Onyeali allegedly threw a 2-by-4 into the windshield of a woman’s car following an argument in May. KPHO.com adds that the woman’s car belonged to his girlfriend. No one was injured in the incident and no charges have been filed yet.
ASU would only say it is aware of the situation and it’s not clear what disciplinary action Onyeali may face.
Meanwhile, walk-on defensive back Andres Garcia has been kicked off the team for an off-the-field arrest on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault and one count of assault/domestic violence.
According to Tempe Police: “Garcia became involved in a verbal argument with a twenty-one year old female acquaintance, which escalated into a physical assault when Garcia shoved the victim backwards into a wall briefly knocking her unconscious. After the victim regained consciousness, several friends including Garcia transported the victim to her home residence. When they arrived at the residence, Garcia and another friend carried the victim to her bedroom. At one point Garcia asked to speak alone with the victim at which time Garcia sexually assaulted the victim who was unable to give consent.”