Dereck Boles, a former Boise State defensive tackle, allegedly decided to bite his teammate’s ear off. The players got into a fight in February at a residence and things escalated. It ended with the other guy losing a part of his ear. He was treated at a hospital and his injuries weren’t life-threatening.
The other guy’s a current player on the team. Likely, the one missing a part of his ear.
Boles was kicked off the football team shortly after the incident occurred. He was cut for violating the “rules.” It’s unclear if it had anything to do with the Mike Tyson move.
He was arrested for felony mayhem because surprisingly a legal category for his alleged crime exists. Felony mayhem is “unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures or renders it useless, or cuts out or disables the tongue, puts out an eye, slits the nose, ear or lip.”
He could face 14 years in state prison if convicted.
The Judge set bond at $75,000.
Boise State Athletic Director Curt Apsey said in a statement: “Our coaches hold our student-athletes to high standards as representatives of our teams, the University and the community. We educate student-athletes to make good decisions and treat all people with dignity and respect. This is part of our culture, and those who do not meet these standards will face consequences for their actions, including potentially losing the opportunity to compete for Boise State.”