Stephens dismissed after shooting

Updated: July 14, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State cornerback Paul Stephens has been dismissed from the team.

Stephens was hospitalized over the weekend with a gunshot wound to his midsection. A man told police that he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.

Arkansas State announced Stephens' dismissal from the Red Wolves on Monday night, saying it was for "conduct detrimental to the team."

Defensive back Leroy Trahan and wide receiver Jarriel Norman were also dismissed from the team for detrimental conduct. The school did not elaborate on those infractions.


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