LSU, which indefinitely suspended freshman linebacker Donte Starks last week, did so a day after he was arrested in Marrero, La., nola.com reported.
The 19-year-old was arrested Friday night on misdemeanor charges of illegally possessing a concealed handgun and attempting to run away from deputies, the outlet reported. He was suspended on Saturday, with coach Ed Orgeron citing a violation of team rules as the reason.
Deputies were investigating a complaint about men selling crack cocaine when they encountered Starks, but no drugs were found. A loaded handgun was found in Starks' backpack, however, nola.com reported Wednesday.
Starks appeared in three games for the undefeated national champions this season, mostly on special teams. He did not record a tackle.
"I accept the mistakes that I have made in my life now it's time to grow up and get right," Starks posted Friday on social media.
Starks was a four-star recruit in LSU's 2019 recruiting class, ranked No. 9 overall in the state of Louisiana and No. 10 nationally among inside linebackers by the 247Sports composite.
--Field Level Media