Linebacker Kameron Dante Miles, 22, has been dismissed from the Boise State football team and faces a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery after an altercation with a woman at a residence near Pennsylvania Street and Amy Avenue, Boise police report.
Miles, of Mesquite, Texas, would have been a senior going into the 2017 season.
He was booked into the Ada County Jail at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday and was arraigned Wedensday afternoon before Magistrate William Harrigfeld.
A prosecutor asked for bail to be set at $5,000. A public defender asked that Miles be released on his own recognizance because of his status as a “well-known athlete” at Boise State who has lived in Boise for the past three years. Harrigfeld set bail at $1,000.
Harrigfeld also issued a no-contact order for the woman the prosecutor said Miles battered.
Boise State sports information director Joe Nickell announced Miles’ dismissal late Wednesday morning, adding, “Boise State Athletics will have no further comment at this time.’’
The incident was initially reported as a possible road rage incident about 1:45 a.m. after a woman in a vehicle contacted police near Broadway Avenue and Front Street, Boise police report.
As officers responded, they learned the call stemmed from an argument that turned physical at a home, police said in a news release. Miles and the woman reportedly left the residence in separate vehicles, according to the release, and officers later located Miles and took him to jail.
According to Ada County online court records, Miles was arrested Jan. 10 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use. He entered a written plea of guilty Feb. 1 and was sentenced to one day in county jail and $247.50 in court costs and fees with a deferred-payment agreement.
In the 2016 season, Miles played in 11 games and made 10 tackles, according to the Boise State website. He played in 12 games in 2015, making six starts, and finished with 25 tackles.
Miles, a four-star recruit out of West Mesquite High, initially signed with Texas A&M and redshirted his freshman season in 2013. He was kicked off the team in the spring of 2014 because of theft, according to Rivals.com and the Houston Chronicle.
The Chronicle reported that after his dismissal, a post was made to Miles’ Twitter account: “My actions (do) not reflect my character, I made a mistake and I accept full responsibility & the consequences of my actions, Aggie always’’ and “I want to issue an apology to Coach (Kevin) Sumlin & the coaching staff, teammates, my family, WMHS for my misjudgment & the mistake I made.”
Miles played at Butler Community College in Kansas in 2014. On Dec. 17, 2014, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin announced that the Broncos had signed Miles to a letter of intent. He enrolled at Boise State in January 2015.
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Mike Prater and John Sowell contributed.