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Rutgers Football Player Arrested For Attempted Double-Murder Plot

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Izaia Bullock, a Rutgers football player was accused Tuesday, October 30, of involving in a plot to murder two members of a friend’s family, prosecutors in New Jersey said.

Middlesex County prosecutors said Tuesday that 22-year-old Izaia Bullock of Piscataway was charged with two counts of attempted murder and conspiracy.

What Happened?

Izaia Bullock, a Rutgers Scarlet Knights junior linebacker, was dismissed from the program on Tuesday after being charged with two counts of attempted murder and conspiracy by Middlesex County prosecutors.

The 22-year-old is accused of intending to murder two members of a friend’s family. The targets were not injured, according to NJ.com, and they were described as having no affiliation with the university.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop announced Bullock’s arrest and the charges in a statement Tuesday evening. Carey and Cop said the charges came after determining that on Monday, October 29, “Bullock initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance.”

Rutgers coach Chris Ash, through a school spokesperson, declined comment after Tuesday’s practice, NJ.com reported.

The acquaintance was not identified.

Bullock is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center before the first appearance in Superior Court in New Brunswick.

Who Is Izaia Bullock?

Bullock, 22, is a former football player at Rutgers University. He played linebacker and running back at Linden High School, and played with the Gattaca Football Club before walking on with the Scarlet Knights in 2017.

Gattaca is a private junior college-like program that assists high school graduates in getting recruited by NCAA (National Collegiate Athlete Association) football programs.

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