Iowa State According to multiple reports, the team dismissed Aidan Ralph as a linebacker on Thursday. He was arrested earlier this week following a domestic abuse incident that occurred in December..

The program moved on from Ralph, a 20-year-old redshirt sophomore, as he faces charges of domestic abuse and third-degree sexual assault, per Story County court documents Obtaining by The New York Post. Ralph has been described as causing a stress fracture to his girlfriend’s spine after pushing her into a stairwell and raping her inside his Ames, Iowa, apartment on Dec. 3.

Ralph’s dismissal from the team followed his Tuesday arrest in Ames. He was held at the Story County Jail, Nevada, Iowa until the next day when he posted his $11,000 bond. per The Athletic. If convicted, Ralph could face up to 12 years in prison.

In addition to the charges, which were reportedly filed Wednesday in Story County, Ralph still remains under a noncontact order that was issued following the incident, according to The Athletic.

According to the criminal charge, Ralph and his girlfriend argued after she had arrived at his home on his request at 1:30 in the morning of Dec. 3rd. Ralph attacked her after she had checked her injuries. He ignored her repeated requests for medical care.

Ralph, who didn’t play for Iowa State in his two seasons there, will appear before a court on May 15th.

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