JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State cornerback Paul Stephens has been dismissed from the team, along with defensive back Leroy Trahan and wide receiver Jarriel Norman
Stephens was hospitalized over the weekend with a gunshot wound to his midsection. A man told police that he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.
Arkansas State announced Stephens' dismissal from the Red Wolves on Monday night, saying it was for "conduct detrimental to the team." Trahan and Norman were also dismissed from the team.
A police report obtained by Region 8 News listed both Trahan and Norman as suspects in Saturday's incident. According to written statements by responding officers, Trahan told the officers the three men "went over to get things."
The report then says that Jarriel Norman told officers that he had let "Lil Paul" and Trahan use his vehicle.
The offical statement from the university:
"We continue to have expectations of a standard of conduct that produces a positive image of our program, and these three young men failed to live up to those expectations," said Roberts. "We wish them well in their future endeavors."
Roberts and the ASU Athletic Department will have no further comment on this matter.
Stephens was a senior defensive back, Trahan a junior defensive back and Norman a senior wide receiver on the team. Stephens recorded 10 tackles and one interception and Trahan posted two tackles last season during their first year on the team. Norman caught 15 passes for 220 yards over the last three seasons.