Oregon senior linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested Wednesday night on charges of theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, per 247Sports’ Erik Skopil. He spent the night at Lane County (Oregon) Jail.
Oregon coach Mario Cristobal released a statement on Leiato’s arrest.
“We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all of the information,” Cristobal said in a statement, per 247Sports. “We hold our student-athletes to high standards and will take appropriate action once all of the facts have been reviewed.”
The arrest was not Leiato’s first brush-up with the law. Leiato was arrested on Jan. 28 by the Springfield (Ore.) Police Department for criminal trespassing.
The linebacker has 37 tackles in his college career.
Update on Fotu Leiato’s arrest
New details have surfaced regarding Fotu Leiato’s arrest. The 21-year-old linebacker was arrested for allegedly trying to remove a parking boot from a car he was driving.
The news was reported by The Register-Guard’s Chelsea Deffenbacher.
Leiato faces charges of criminal mischief and theft for damaging and removing a parking boot from his car. He was also booked on a warrant for failing to appear in court earlier this month for a criminal trespass charge.