Bronco Beat

Lucero’s alleged assault came days after team heard speakers on domestic violence

The Boise State football program, as has become customary around the country, brings in guest speakers to address players about domestic violence.

The Broncos heard from speakers on that topic during their bye week (Nov. 1-7) — and within two weeks, redshirt freshman tight end David Lucero was arrested on a charge of attempted strangulation of a fellow student-athlete he was dating.

Lucero has been suspended indefinitely from the football program. He will remain on the roster and on scholarship pending the outcome of his case, coach Bryan Harsin said Sunday, but Lucero won’t participate in team activities.

The domestic violence session during the bye lasted about 90 minutes, Harsin said.

“The folks that were in here speaking to our guys, they did a great job,” he said. “Getting their point across, with the activities that they did, that were interactive with our players, it was maybe one of the better learning environments when it came to interaction with young people and talking about real-world issues. ... It’s part of our Bronco family code. We obviously feel very strongly about that in this program. We unfortunately read about other issues that happen in other sports and those become topics of conversation. This is a constant learning. It’s being the best in football and it’s being the best in life. Those are the two things that our whole program is based on. That’s the mission. ... We’re going to keep talking about those things and keep trying to work with our players to understand that and the role they play in this community, too.”