- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State has dismissed linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson from the team after the redshirt freshman was arrested on charges of fraudulent credit card use.

Murphy-Richardson is accused of using a credit card stolen during a Dec. 8 burglary to buy electronics with two other males, according to a Mesa Police report. He also tried to purchase clothing and shoes with the card, but it was declined, police said.

Murphy-Richardson then tried selling some of the electronics to a Game Stop, the report said.

The other two men seen on video surveillance with Murphy-Richardson were Arizona State players Jayme Otomewo and Deonte Reynolds. Both were dismissed from the team last month after being found with credit cards stolen from a student housing campus.

Murphy-Richardson was expected to compete for a starting job next season after serving as a backup this season. He is the fifth Arizona State player arrested this year.


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