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Rutgers Football Player Charged With Attempted Murder, Dismissed From Team

A general view of Rutgers football stadium.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rutgers might not be adept at winning football games, but the program sure knows how to make negative headlines. Today, an RU walk-on linebacker was charged with double attempted murder. first reported the news that Rutgers linebacker Izaia Bullock is facing two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder. Bullock is alleged to "have initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance."

Details are pretty scarce at this point, but no one was harmed, which is a good thing. The targets of this alleged plot are not affiliated with the university, according to authorities.

As you probably figured, Rutgers did the only thing it could do in this situation. It dismissed Bullock from the team.

He will also face university discipline.

Bullock's name and bio have been scrubbed from the Rutgers athletics website, but the redshirt junior from Linden, N.J. appeared in one game this season.

Rutgers is 1-7 on the season and will face Wisconsin Saturday.