Former USC, LSU players charged with robberies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Authorities say one former football player from the University of Southern California and another from Louisiana State University have been charged with a string of robberies and a carjacking in Los Angeles.

The LA County district attorney's office says in a statement that ex-USC tight end Bryce Dixon and former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao (LAY'-uh-lah-ee-mah-ta-FAH'-oh) were charged Thursday with five counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of carjacking, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say the crimes and the arrests took place Tuesday.

Information on attorneys for the two men was not immediately available, but they're scheduled to be arraigned later Thursday.

Both men were kicked off their college football teams for misconduct, though a judge overturned Dixon's expulsion, allowing him to return to USC as a student.