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Report: Arizona State recruiting director resigns

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Arizona State’s assistant athletic director in charge of recruiting has resigned following his arrest for his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, the Arizona Republic reported on Tuesday.

Sherman Morris stepped down on Friday. He joined the Sun Devils football program back in March after spending the previous six years as director of player personnel at LSU.

ASU had no comment on the matter, citing its personal nature.

Morris was arrested and charged with two felonies on Aug. 29 by Chandler, Ariz., police.  One was for aggravated assault-physical injury and while the other was for aggravated assault-strangulation.

Citing court documents, the Associated Press reported that Morris allegedly grabbed his wife from behind and lifted her off the ground while choking her at their Chandler home. Police said Morris’ wife had bruises on her arm, broken teeth and a laceration that was still bleeding when officers arrived.

He was originally put on leave by ASU following his arrest.

Photo credit: Arizona State

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5 Responses to “Report: Arizona State recruiting director resigns”
  1. barnesaintnoble says: Sep 24, 2013 9:13 PM

    It’s funny that you give photo credit to Arizona State. I’m sure you are giving it to them correctly, but it seems like they stole the picture from LSU. Look at his tie! Haha.

  2. tttrojan4life says: Sep 24, 2013 10:43 PM

    He will be hired immediately by Urban Meyer. He will be able to recruit all of the thug recruits that are not already on the team.

  3. dhardy8207 says: Sep 25, 2013 10:27 AM

    “Police said Morris’ wife had bruises on her arm, broken teeth and a laceration that was still bleeding when officers arrived.”

    Mmmm… Have to hit something pretty hard to break teeth. Usually if one is hit in the mouth by someone’s fist it may not teeth loose or out completely, but generally knuckles don’t “break” teeth off.. Makes one wonder what she was hit with. Also “Felony” assault charges means she had to have some significant injuries..

  4. thesconnienation says: Sep 25, 2013 11:06 AM

    dhardy8207 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 10:27 AM
    “Police said Morris’ wife had bruises on her arm, broken teeth and a laceration that was still bleeding when officers arrived.”

    Mmmm… Have to hit something pretty hard to break teeth. Usually if one is hit in the mouth by someone’s fist it may not teeth loose or out completely, but generally knuckles don’t “break” teeth off.. Makes one wonder what she was hit with. Also “Felony” assault charges means she had to have some significant injuries..

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    He was also charged with a felony for “restricting airways.” In other words, he tried to choke her out.

    Arizona State . . . classy as always.

  5. mogogo1 says: Sep 25, 2013 12:32 PM

    Shouldn’t a recruiting director look a bit friendlier than that? If not for the suit and tie I’d have thought that was his mug shot following the arrest.

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