ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The University of New Mexico says walk-on quarterback Ryan Trujillo has been removed from the team and has been advised to enter university counseling.
The announcement was made Monday, about two weeks after Trujillo was arrested by Albuquerque police in a restaurant parking lot on a domestic violence charge.
A criminal complaint says the incident started when Trujillo entered the restaurant and found his girlfriend eating with her friend. Witnesses told police he was agitated and grabbed her keys.
In the parking lot, Trujillo is accused of spraying his girlfriend in the face with a pepper-spray canister that was on the keychain. He told officers it was an accident.
The team says Trujillo's status may be re-evaluated prior to the 2012 season.
The former Manzano High School star joined the program as a freshman last August.
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