I know it’s hard out here, but this is a ridiculous way to throw your future away.
In scene taken out of your most theatrical crime drama, two former college football players—one from the USC and the other from LSU—were charged Thursday with a bunch of robberies and a carjacking in Los Angeles, according to USA Today.
Ex-USC tight end Bryce Dixon and former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao, both 19-year-olds who were dismissed from their teams last year, were each charged with five counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of carjacking, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. They could each get more than 15 years if convicted on all counts.
Both men pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Thursday afternoon and were told to return to court next month.
Prosecutors say the crimes and the arrests took place Tuesday. Dixon and Lealaimatafao would stop people, threaten them, and steal their belongings, prosecutors alleged.
Lealaimatafao was kicked out of LSU after being arrested for punching a woman outside a bar after she tried to stop him from robbing her unconscious boyfriend. Dixon was dismissed from USC over sexual misconduct allegations, but he was allowed to return to school.