Florida State football: Ricky Aguayo and Ryan Izzo were once investigated in death of fraternity turtle

Things keep getting stranger and stranger in Tallahassee.

While speculation runs rampant that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher will bail for Texas A&M, an investigation into the death of a member of the school’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has uncovered a previously unreported history between members of the Florida State football team and the fraternity.

Earlier Monday, a police report surfaced that showed Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo had claimed to Tallahassee Police officers that he had been “jumped” and punched in the face by members of the fraternity on Nov. 26, 2016, after he missed two field goals during the Seminoles’ 26-13 win over Florida earlier that day.

Now, another previously un-publicized police report has come to light. In February, Aguayo and Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo were investigated after a pet turtle in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house was killed.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the house was burglarized on Feb. 18, and a pet turtle that was kept in the house was “ripped in half.” A fraternity member told police he had been awakened by loud chanting and came downstairs to see the football players holding the pet turtle, the shell of which had been ripped from its body.

According to the report, the fraternity member said he did not know the football players personally, nor did he confront them and ask them to leave upon finding them in the house. Aguayo, Izzo and a third person were found at a neighboring fraternity house. The fraternity elected not to press charges.

On Feb. 23, State Attorney Doug Hall, who oversees the misdemeanor division, declined to pursue the case because no one saw who killed the turtle.

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