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Utah LB popped for DUI

Posted on: February 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2011 2:30 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: Kyle Whittingham announced that Timote Nai Fotu has been "suspended from our football team until further notice."

You know, I was starting to get worried. It had been nearly a full week since a college football player found himself running afoul of the law, and as anybody who has written a college football blog can tell you, players getting arrested is the lifeblood of the offseason. Thankfully, Utah linebacker Timote Nai Fotu was kind enough to oblige us over the weekend.

Nai Fotu was arrested for a DUI on Sunday morning.
University of Utah football player Timote Nai Fotu was booked into the Salt Lake County jail for driving under the influence Sunday morning, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. 
Fotu was pulled over for speeding at about 10 a.m. by the highway patrol.
The 6-foot-2-inch athlete who started nine games for the Ute's and was scheduled to start last fall before a season-ending knee injury, still has two years of eligibility.
As it said in the excerpt, Nai Fotu started nine games for Utah as a freshman but missed all of 2010 after tearing his ACL in spring practice last March. He's in the running for a starting job this season, though this latest mess may hinder his chances a bit.

What I find incredible about this arrest is that when you hear "Player X busted for DUI Sunday morning" you figure he was out on Saturday night, and pulled over at 1 AM. Nai Fotu was pulled over at 10AM. So Nai Fotu either drank his way through the entire night without sleep, or passed out and was still intoxicated when he woke up. Whatever the case, that's an impressive feat.

Though one that leads to stupid decisions like getting behind the wheel.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 9:44 am

Utah LB popped for DUI

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:31 am

Utah LB popped for DUI

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:12 am

Utah LB popped for DUI

With that weak beer they serve in Utah he had to really pound some brew to get that Blood Alcohol level into the DUI zone. 

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 2:32 pm

Utah LB popped for DUI

That's too bad because Utah is going to need all the help they can get when they open up against SC in LA!

Welcome to the PAC12.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 2:26 pm

Utah LB popped for DUI

What a waste of talent. This guy was a rare find. Played DE as a true Fresh. Started at LB on those great Defenses of 2008 and 2009. One of the hardest hitters I've seen in a while. I hope the decision to get in that car was worth the loss of his chance to play again. I have a feeling Coach Whittingham is going to hit him harder than he ever hit an opposing player.

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