Tipa Galeai, a redshirt sophomore defensive end for TCU in 2016, is reportedly no longer a part of the program or the university. On Friday, it was reported Galeai has been accused of chasing down and assaulting two students back in January. He has been charged with assault causing bodily injury, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
As reported by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Galeai was charged in January and a TCU spokesperson has confirmed he is no longer enrolled with the university.
“Texas Christian University expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law,” a statement from the university said in response to an inquiry about Galeai’s status with the program and university.
The details in the police affidavit for the January incident accuse Galeai of punching another student 21 times after pushing him against a wall. The student suffered injuries to his face and was caught on camera. A second student was punched three times, resulting in a bruised lip. Neither student sought medical attention, and one of the students declined to press charges. Galeai surrendered himself to police on January 26, just days after police issued a warrant for his arrest.
Galeai appeared in 10 games for TCU last season.