It looks like former TCU defensive end Tipa Galeai is going to get a second chance at Utah State. You may remember that Galeai was dismissed from the Horned Frogs after he was caught on video assaulting two students.
The two victims were walking towards their dorm when they came across Galeai, who appeared to be very intoxicated. The students made a comment on how drunk Galeai appeared, which he reportedly overheard and he chased the students into the dorm. The students attempted to block the doors, but Galeai was able to force his way inside and started assaulting the victims.
Galeai is accused of punching one student 21 times, resulting in bruising to the victim’s face and lip and pain in his jaw. When a witness intervened, Galeai turned his attention to the other student, punching him three times in the face and head. The incident was captured on video surveillance and witnessed by a dorm resident assistant.
Losing Galeai was a big loss for TCU. A 3-star member of the Frog’s 2015 class, Galeai had an immediate impact on the field. As a true freshman he recorded seven tackles in as many games, and he saw the field in 10 games last season where he recorded 24 total tackles. He was expected to be a big part of the defense in 2017 as the Horned Frogs are left with just one defensive end with more than two tackles.
It’s not surprising that Galeai is getting a second chance. Hopefully he will make the most of it. He will have to sit out the 2017 season, but since he has not used his redshirt year yet, he will have two years of eligibility remaining at Utah State.
— Tipa Galea'i (@TipaGaleai_) July 4, 2017