Bears rookie lineman Lance Louis allegedly beat up a former teammate at San Diego State University while the two men were still Aztecs, months before he joined the NFL. The fact that he has been charged recently with misdemeanor assault pulls the matter within the purview of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
“Even though incident happened in college, it falls under policy because the charges were filed following his entry in the League,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told us Wednesday via e-mail.
Whether Louis ultimately receives discipline remains to be seen. For now, the point is that the situation will be reviewed under the Personal Conduct Policy, even though the conduct occurred before his name was called on draft day.