Niasi Leota kicked off team after assault charges

The soon to be senior was kicked off the team after being arrested for attacking his wife.

Ugh.

I hate reporting these stories more than losses. It's always difficult seeing a player throw away something good because of actions that could be controlled. Unfortunately, what Leota did, attacking his wife and then threatening to kill her, is absolutely not the type of behavior the program should tolerate. People make mistakes - but domestic violence is in an entirely different realm of mistakes.

This is bad on two fronts - the personal and the impact it'll have on the football field. But right now, football takes a backseat and I hope, for his sake, and not even Utah football's, he gets his act together and realizes what he did was unconscionable.

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