Rutgers junior walk-on linebacker Izaia Bullock has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, Advance Media’s Joe Brandt and Keith Sargeant reported Tuesday.
Rutgers football player charged in attempted double-murder plot https://t.co/ng3oXybJKp— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) October 30, 2018
The report stated that the “the charges came after determining that on Monday, Bullock initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance.” The arrest was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop. Soon after, Rutgers announced that Bullock had been dismissed from the football team and was being reviewed by the university. Bullock had walked onto the team in September 2017.
The charges and dismissal come during the same season that eight players were removed from the roster due to being arrested for credit card fraud. Head coach Chris Ash declined to give a statement on Tuesday. As any additional news regarding this latest story becomes available, we will provide an update.
Update: Rutgers football staff followed protocol and helped report plot to authorities.
Update #2: Chris Ash speaks on situation, more details emerge.