A former Louisiana State University football player, who carried out a series of robberies in South Los Angeles with an ex-USC athlete and a third man, pleaded no contest Friday to felony charges and was immediately sentenced to six years in state prison.
Trey Lealaimatafao, 19, entered his plea to a pair of second-degree robbery counts and one carjacking count.
Former USC football player Bryce Dixon and Montrell McDuffie, both also 19, previously pleaded no contest to the same charges and were sentenced to six years in state prison.
Dixon and McDuffie admitted allegations that they used a knife and a pipe, respectively, to threaten their victims.
Lealaimatafao, a redshirt freshman, was kicked off the LSU football team last June following his arrest in connection with an off-campus fight, the Advocate newspaper in Louisiana reported last year.
Dixon was expelled from USC last year following allegations of sexual misconduct with a female student/athletic trainer. After a judge put the expulsion on hold, Dixon was allowed to re-enroll in the university, but was not allowed to rejoin the football team, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Dixon’s attorney, Joshua Ritter, said after his client’s plea in April, “We’re saddened that his life took this kind of turn, but we felt that this resolution was the best way to put it behind him and move along with his life as a young man.”
Dixon caught 14 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.
— City News Service