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VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday we wrote about Utah linebacker Timote Nai Fotu who was arrested for a DUI over the weekend, and has since been suspended from the team by Kyle Whittingham "until further notice." We can't be sure how long that will be, exactly, but given the new details emerging about Nai Fotu's arrest, I have a feeling it is going to be a while.

You see, Fotu wasn't pulled over because he was swerving back and forth between lanes while driving or anything. In fact, he may have been driving in a perfectly straight line. The problem for Fotu was that he was driving in the wrong lane.  On the freeway. Yep.



Fotu's blood-alcohol level of .218 is nearly three-times the legal limit, and it means that over a fifth of the blood flowing through his body was alcohol. He probably could have lit his breath on fire. Though, as intoxicated as that is, at least he was able to remember he was in Utah.

Making matters worse, Fotu already had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an incident in 2009. Fotu failed to appear in court to face charges of giving false personal information to police, unlawful possession of alcohol or a controlled substance by a minor and public urination for an incident on March 20, 2009.

So, yeah, it could be a while before Fotu puts on a Utah uniform again. If he ever does.
Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:49 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

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Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:44 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

The original quote in my first post was from the guy on the video clip.  I was simply responding to his assinine comments that we need to keep good players on our team especially going into the Pac 12, and it seems to have backfired on me.  Hmmm.  I guess being sarcastic to point out ignorance results in a boomerang effect.  Lesson learned.



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:40 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

My apologies all.  I naturally assumed everyone would be smart enough to pick up on the sarcasm.  But I shouldnt make assumptions.  I will try to keep it simple for everyone in the future.



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2011 9:35 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

do you even know what .218 BAC means?
its a percent.  .218%.  not 21.8%
he would be dead then



Since: Feb 23, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2011 3:20 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

To RBDRBOB: You are correct. If the amount of alcohol in his bloodstream 
 were as stated, that youngster would be toes up.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2011 1:01 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

One last thing @utmccall, I will 100% STOP making ANY derogative statements about the SEC if/when the following happens:

1.)  The SEC establishes the same academic, recruitment and disciplinary policies as the Big Ten - and enforces them.
2.)  The fans of the SEC simply admit that how they run their programs (sans Vanderbilt) is downright dirty and begins to speak out against these practices.

Untill then... my commentary, and rightfully so, will remain the current status quo.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:55 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Yup, that's the unfortunate circumstance for the SEC and very fortunate circumstance for ALL other conferences - its because they keep it private?!?!?  It couldn't be the lower academic standards, the non-existent criminal policing and disciplinary action (for good players) or the basis of taking any/all transfers from JC's and other D-I's regardless of past legal indiscretions. 

Yup, its the basis that schools like OSU, UW and Penn State are all in cahoots with each other - ALL 40 THOUSAND-PLUS STUDENTS, their faculty, their campus police and the public at large.  And lastly, pls ignore that schools like UW are ridiculously liberal which means some students will even go out of their way to blast the athletic department for whatever it could find.  I live within 2 hours of two huge "very football" and "very southern" universities - FSU & UF - and the stuff they pull around here would've gotten you locked up and thrown away back in the North - and I went to school in the 90's (not the '50's).

Next you're going to tell me is that Sarah Palin is actually a hidden GENIUS and the only reason people think she is a moron is because of the liberal media!!!   It definitely has nothing to do with her commentary or her actions.



Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:23 am
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Yeah Utahman made a really stupid comment, I hope he was being sarcastic....but you have no need to bash the SEC. The Big 10 which obviously can't count...always seems to get their problems taken care of by the campus police who rely on the universities for their paychecks, so thay are going to do whatever it takes to keep everything out of the public eye. I know that the Big 10 is perfect, my son and daughter-in-law went to tOSU so I hear it a lot! Congrats on your Rose Bowl berth...



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2011 10:40 am
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

@Utahman1978... you have missed your calling and the proper allegiance.  With ridiculous comments like that you need to move down here to the 'ol boy south and 'git ursef an SEC team to root fer'!  Academics and arrests are negotiable or even negligible.   Hurry up though as these bandwagons fill fast!!!  (Another plus is that after this incident you can most likely still root for Fotu as there is about a 90% chance that if he is bounced from Utah but stays in D-I he will end up at one of these schools - good for you!!!)



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:59 am
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

.2 is 1/5 of 1%, NOT 20%(1/5 of his blood


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