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Former College Football Player Arrested For Stalking Coach

A general view of NC State's football field.

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: General view of the game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the James Madison Dukes at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Former NC State defensive lineman Joseph Boletepeli was arrested this week. He was charged with misdemeanor stalking and communicating threats to Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren. 

Boletepeli was also charged with resisting arrest.

According to ESPN's David M. Hale, this arrest stems from a tweet Boletepeli sent. 

Boletepeli, a member of the 2018 and 2019 NC State teams, reportedly said, "Imma get him I promise. Dave Doeren and the rest." 

Investigators said Boletepeli was near Doeren's place of work. Additionally, he allegedly sent numerous text messages threatening Doeren and other staff members at NC State. 

The court records state that Boletepeli behaved in a way that "would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress by placing that person in fear of death, bodily injury ... or the safety of the person's immediate family." 

NC State has not released a statement on Boletepeli's arrest. 

Boletepeli appeared in nine games for NC State, recording 13 tackles. He then transferred to Maryland for the 2020 season. 

Per a report from WRAL, Boletepeli was released Friday morning with an ankle monitor on him.