TEMPE, AZ - Arizona State announced on Thursday afternoon they have placed assistant athletic director Sherman Morris on administrative leave following a domestic violence incident at his home.
Chandler police charged Morris with one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated assault-strangulation following the incident on August 28.
An ASU spokesperson said, "We have put a football staff employee on administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the facts in the case."
According to a Chandler police report the incident occurred on August 28 when Morris grabbed his wife from behind and lifted her off the ground with one arm around her neck during an argument at their home.
Morris allegedly punched her twice with a closed fist, breaking a tooth and cutting her chin.
The victim's adult son was able to separate the two.
The victim then went to the police department to make a report and Morris was taken into custody at his home.
ASU will play their first football game of the season Thursday night in Tempe.