A Idaho The state assistant coach was charged with first-degree murder in a 2017 murder in Arizona. Vomte ‘Neal Arrested May 25.
The university has placed the assistant coach on administrative leave, but the football team is planning to cancel his contract.
ISU Athletic Director Pauline Thiros said: “I have been in constant contact with (ISU head coach Charlie Regal) who has known Davonte for many years and had no knowledge or suspicion of any possible offenses.
“The news of Davonte ‘Neal’s arrest and prosecution in Arizona was a big shock. In the future, we will cooperate in all possible ways, protect our programs and culture, support each other and our students, and allow the legal process to work. The news is devastating, and we hope for a solution for all involved. “
Kevin Satterley, president of ISU, said in a statement that they took the allegations “very seriously”.
“Idaho State takes all complaints involving our employees very seriously and we are committed to the safety and well-being of our community,” Satterley said. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. “
Neil actually played football at Chapel High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. And he was voted Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year. He was admitted to Notre Dame but transferred to the University of Arizona.