University of Utah Football Player Dismissed After Assault, Kidnapping Charges

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University of Utah Football Player Dismissed After Assault, Kidnapping Charges

A University of Utah defensive lineman has been dismissed from the team after being charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping for allegedly beating and threatening to kill his wife. Koliniasi "Niasi" Leota was charged Friday in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court with one count each of first-degree felony aggravated assault and kidnapping, and third-degree felony domestic violence in the presence of a child. Four misdemeanor domestic violence charges were also filed.,,

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