TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State reportedly has placed assistant athletic director for recruiting Sherman Morris on administrative leave after his arrest in a domestic-violence incident last month.
Morris was hired by ASU in March after six seasons at LSU, where he was director of player personnel.
The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Morris was charged by police in suburban Chandler with one count of aggravated assault-serious physical injury and one count of aggravated assault-strangulation on Aug. 29.
ASU officials issued a release saying a “football-staff employee” was placed on administrative leave “pending the outcome of a review of the facts in the case.”
However, the employee wasn’t identified.
Morris was hired by ASU in March after six seasons at Louisiana State, where he was director of player personnel.
Alabama lineman injured
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson will have knee surgery.
Saban said Thursday that Tomlinson was injured in Wednesday’s practice. He says he won’t comment on the nature of the injury or a timetable for the player’s return until the surgery is completed.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide is off this week before facing No. 7 Texas A&M.
Tomlinson is a redshirt freshman who is listed as a backup to defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan, along with freshman Jonathan Allen. He had four tackles in the Tide’s opener against Virginia Tech.
Clemson games sold out
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson says its home football games against South Carolina State and Florida State are sold out.
The No. 4 Tigers play the Bulldogs on Saturday in Death Valley. The contest against the 10th-ranked Seminoles is scheduled for Oct. 19.
Last weekend’s game against No. 11 Georgia was played before a sellout crowd of 83,830.
The game with South Carolina Stat. is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff. The start time for the contest with Florida State has not yet been decided.