Sep 14, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils fans look on prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State assistant AD resigns after arrest


It hasn’t been the greatest week for the Arizona State Sun Devils. First, their football team was destroyed by the Stanford Cardinal 42-28 (the Sun Devils had several garbage touchdowns that made the game appear closer than actually was).

Now their assistant athletic director has resigned.

On August 29, Sherman Morris was arrested on two felony charges after a domestic violence incident at his home. Morris was charged with one count of aggravated assault-serious physical injury and one count of aggravated assault-strangulation.

According to Associated Press, “court documents say Morris allegedly grabbed his wife from behind and lifted her off the ground while choking her at their Chandler home. Police say Morris’ wife had bruises on her arm, broken teeth and a laceration that was still bleeding when officers arrived.”

After the arrest, Morris was placed on leave.

On Tuesday, Arizona State announced that Morris resigned Friday.

“Because it is a personnel matter ASU will have no further comment,” an Arizona State spokesman said.

The Sun Devils brought Morris into the program in March after he spent six years working with the LSU Tigers.

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