Ray Parker did not record a stat for the LSU Tigers last year, but he was starting to earn a bigger role on the Tigers defense. That will now be pushed back, after getting arrested yesterday.
Parker, 20, was arrested by LSU police and booked in jail around 8 a.m, according to an LSU Police Department arrest document. LSU coach Ed Orgeron announced that Parker was indefinitely suspended for violation of team rules.
According to a police report, Parker allegedly abused his girlfriend and destroyed personal items in her apartment, including an iPhone valued at $1,600.
WBRZ is reporting that the two had been dating for about a year, but got into an argument shortly before the altercation, which led to Parker becoming enraged and destroying items around her apartment in addition to pushing her into a dresser, leaving a scrape on her hip.
Parker came to LSU after having a solid career as a tight end for Ruston High School. He hauled in 22 receptions for 360 yards and scored 3 touchdowns as a senior.
The young pass rusher will now have to figure out his life outside of football before he can return. He was suspended by the team.