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ASU Star Running Back Shot In Riverside

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) – Arizona State RB DeAntre Lewis is expected to be released from a local hospital on Monday after being shot by a stray bullet over the weekend while in Riverside visiting his family.

According to a spokesman at ASU, ” Lewis was at a relative’s residence in Riverside on Saturday, celebrating the birth of his sister’s baby. While there, he was hit with a stray bullet from elsewhere in the neighborhood. He was taken to a local hospital, where the bullet was removed.”

There was no muscle damage found but his availability for Spring Practice is still to be determined.

Dennis Erickson has the following statement:

“I have spoken to the family and they know they have the support of all Sun Devils everywhere. We are looking forward to a full recovery.”

Playing as a true freshman last season, Lewis combined for over 900 yards and had 6 touchdowns. ASU is picked by many preseason magazines as the favorite to win the Pac-12 South division.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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