A college football linebacker was accused on Tuesday of allegedly planning to murder family members of a friend, prosecutors said.
Rutgers University footballer Izaia Bullock, 22, Piscataway, New Jersey, was charged with two assassinations and conspiracy.
Bullock "initiated a plan to assassinate the family members of a friend," the prosecutor said Monday. The alleged victims of the conspiracy were not affiliated with the university.
Bullock was released from the team and faces disciplinary action, according to NJ.com. Rutgers coach Chris Ash did not comment on the charges.
He joined Rutgers in September 2017 as a walk-on. He had played at a private junior college before joining Rutgers. He attended Linden High School.
Bullock was detained at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center until a court rendezvous in New Brunswick.
This season he played a game for Rutgers Off-the-Field problems before the start of the 201
Eight players were charged with credit card fraud in August and four of those players had left the team. The four other players were suspended indefinitely while dealing with their case.
Two other former Rutgers players, 26-year-old Tejay Johnson and 22-year-old Andre Boggs, were sentenced in August for their roles in several homesweds in 2015, according to My Central Jersey.
Johnson was sentenced to 12 years in prison for three armed robberies. Boggs was also sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment after being charged with three armed armed robbery attacks, three armed intrusions and three armed robbery conspiracies.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.