Bronco Beat

David Lucero dismissed from Boise State football team

Boise State tight end David Lucero has been dismissed from the football team, Athletic Director Curt Apsey said Tuesday.

Lucero pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery last month. He was arrested on a felony charge of attempted strangulation in November in an incident involving a female student-athlete. They were in a dating relationship.

“This type of behavior does not align with the core values of the athletic department at Boise State,” Apsey said.

Lucero received a withheld judgment as part of a plea deal, which means the conviction could be dismissed after two years of probation.

He was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $357.50, ordered to attend 32 hours of anger management classes and ordered to attend 32 hours of alcohol/DUI education.

Lucero was suspended indefinitely from the team after his arrest Nov. 17 but had hoped to return after the plea deal.

A redshirt freshman, he appeared in nine games this past season. He had four catches for 63 yards as the fifth man in the tight end rotation.