Solo Vaipulu, a University of Hawaii offensive lineman, was arrested Monday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine.
The 21-year-old football player, whose legal name is Venasio Vaipulu, was reported as a quarantine violator by a witness, a state spokesperson said. The witness reportedly told investigators from the Department of the Attorney General that Vaipulu left his designated quarantine location ‘nearly daily.’
Investigators said they went to the address Vaipulu had given them upon his arrival on May 18 to discover that he had also moved residences without informing authorities.
Vaipulu was arrested on charges of violating the quarantine and lying to authorities. He was booked and charged, with bail in the case set at $4,000.
“While everyone is anticipating the reopening of interisland travel on June 16, the quarantine rules for all visitors and returning residents from the mainland will remain in effect until further notice,” said Clare Connors, the state Attorney General. “We encourage all travelers to respect the mandatory quarantine, as it has been an important component in helping Hawai‘i have the best metrics in the country, in terms of infection and coronavirus death rates.”
A second person, a female visitor from California unrelated to Vaipulu, was also arrested on the same charges on Monday. Authorities say Makayla Janay Thomas told investigators she’d be staying with relatives for a month but began making social media posts showing her at various beaches, shopping centers and restaurants.
Tommy Champion’s arrest was confirmed by the MSU Police Department in a report by Ben Portnoy of the Columbus Dispatch. Tyler Horka of the Clarion Ledger also reported the news.
This is Champion’s second arrest in the past six months after he was previously charged for driving with a suspended license, not having insurance and an expired tag on March 20.
An MSU Athletics spokesperson told The Dispatch, “We’re aware of the matter and are continuing to collect more information.”
Champion, listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, has appeared in six games for the Bulldogs, and was expected to be a backup right tackle. He also saw limited action last year at right guard.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the apprehension of Christian Haangana, a Washington State University football player, who’s failed to appear at multiple court hearings for a vandalism charge.
The Whitman County District Court warrant was activated Wednesday for 21-year-old Christian Haangana. The misdemeanor warrant includes the standard thousand dollars bond. The warrant is only valid in the State of Washington.
Haangana has failed to appear at both of his court appearances in Pullman after being charged with misdemeanor vandalism. He missed his first appearance on July 23rd and his subsequent show cause hearing on Tuesday.
Haangana is accused of vandalizing vehicles parked at a College Hill apartment complex in Pullman during the early morning hours of April 27th. He was initially arrested for felony vandalism by Pullman Police.
Haangana is listed as a redshirt junior offensive lineman on the Cougar’s current 2019 football roster. He appeared in every game for the Cougars last season.
The WSU football team is currently holding fall camp practices in Lewiston Idaho.
An Iowa football player has been cited for being in a bar after hours while underage .20-year-old offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs of Mount Vernon was cited at the Sports Column on South Dubuque Street at 11:30 Saturday night.Presence on Premises After Hours is a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $250.Wirfs started at right tackle for the Hawkeyes last year. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media.
Tommy Champion, Mississippi State red-shirt senior offensive lineman, was arrested by the university’s police department on Wednesday for multiple traffic violations. Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News first reported Champion’s booking.
According to Oktibbeha County records, the car Champion was driving had an expired tag, and he also had an expired license and no insurance. Driving without a valid license is a misdemeanor in Mississippi; Champion could face a fine and/or be sentenced to extended jail time of up to six months.
Driving without proper tags is usually penalized by a basic traffic ticket, but driving without insurance can result in a $1,000 fine and a suspended license for up to one year. Champion, obviously, is already without a valid license.
On the football field, Champion hasn’t been able to work his way into a starting job during his time at Mississippi State. He red-shirted in 2017 and played sparingly as a back-up in 2018. Entering his final season in maroon and white, Champion is still stuck behind entrenched starters on the depth chart.
Rasheed Walker, a freshman offensive lineman, is charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property following an incident Sept. 11. According to the Centre Daily Times, Walker took a bike from outside the Morgan Academic Center, located near Penn State’s football building.
According to the police report, Walker admitted to taking the bike because “he did not feel like walking back to his residence building,” the Centre Daily Times wrote, quoting a police report.
Charges were filed Tuesday in Centre County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.
Walker has played in two games this season, according to Penn State’s participation records.
Kansas Jayhawks football offensive lineman Malik Clark was arrested early Sunday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence/drugs (first conviction), according to sheriff’s logs.
An arrest for animal cruelty has led to the indefinite suspension of Mississippi State offensive lineman Michael story.
LSU offensive lineman Ed Ingram was suspended indefinitely and is missing the Tigers’ fall drills after being accused of the aggravated sexual assault of a minor — the third felony accusation to come to light against a player this month.
The school confirmed Tuesday that Coach Ed Orgeron suspended Ingram after learning the player had been arrested on two counts of aggravated sexual assault in Dallas County, Texas, on Aug. 2.
Iowa sophomore offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.