LSU player wanted in burglary dismissed from team

LSU cut ties with suspended freshman running back Jeryl Brazil Thursday after police issued a felony arrest warrant for the former four-star recruit, marking the third warrant issued for Brazil’s arrest since September.

An LSU spokesman confirmed that Brazil is no longer a member of LSU’s football program.

Thursday’s warrant stems from the Nov. 23 burglary of an apartment just north of campus, according to the warrant.

Jeryl Wayne Brazil Jr., 19, of Independence, is accused of walking into an unlocked apartment at The Venue at Northgate, 262 W. State St., and stealing $47 from a wallet, the warrant says.

Brazil, who had not been arrested as of late Thursday, is wanted for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, said Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

“We’re hoping he either comes forward or somebody calls on his whereabouts,” Coppola said.

Coaches initially suspended Brazil from the football team following an Oct. 18 incident at the West Campus Apartments in which Brazil was issued a misdemeanor summons after he allegedly choked a woman and punched a wall.

Prosecutors charged Brazil Wednesday with simple battery and simple criminal damage to property in that incident, according to court records.

On Sept. 11, Brazil also was arrested and issued a similar summons accusing him of disturbing the peace after an altercation outside a dining hall with another student.

Brazil’s only playing time this season came Sept. 7 against UAB, when he carried twice for 10 yards.

Advocate staff writer Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.