Tag:Castro Masaniai
Posted on: October 17, 2011 4:41 pm

Fan keys Oregon State player's car

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier today I wrote about another injury that Oregon State has suffered this season, as the school announced on Monday that defensive tackle Castro Masaniai's season is over thanks to a broken fibula. Well, it seems that the injuries Oregon State is suffering this year are not limited to just the players.

Following Oregon State's latest loss against BYU, a loss that made the Beavers 1-5 on the season, a frustrated fan took his frustration out on the car of cornerback Jordan Poyer. According to The Oregonian, Poyer had his car keyed and was also the recipient of a nasty message.
[Head coach Mike]Riley said he can understand fans being frustrated with what is happening on the field – OSU has lost 7 out of its last 8 games and 9 out of its last 11 going back to last season – but Riley can’t understand fans being frustrated to the point where they would “key’’ a players’ car and leave a nasty anonymous note on the windshield.
While doing this to a player's car is taking things a few miles too far to begin with, adding insult to injury, Poyer actually had a good game on Saturday night. Poyer had 4 tackles, broke up 2 passes and even returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the game. 

As you'd expect, Poyer wasn't exactly thrilled with the development, and took to Twitter to address the vandal.

“To whoever keyed my car last night saying ‘(bleep) you win a game’ I hope you’re feeling better about yourself," tweeted Poyer.
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2011 12:35 pm

Oregon State loses DT for the season

Posted by Tom Fornelli

A season that has been full of bad news for Oregon State got some more on Monday, as it was announced that starting defensive tackle Castro Masaniai will miss the rest of the season. Masaniai suffered a broken left fibula during Oregon State's loss to BYU on Saturday night. 

“It’s one of those unfortunate things that happen,” said head coach Mike Riley. “You have to rely on someone stepping in and playing. You are always looking for guys to be prepared.” 

Riley also said that Andrew Seumalo will take Masaniai's place in the starting lineup this weekend when the Beavers play Washington State.

Masaniai started three games for Oregon State this season, recording 7 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack. He also sat out the first game of the season with a suspension after being arrested in May following an incident at a local McDonalds.
Posted on: May 16, 2011 12:42 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 1:15 pm

Oregon State DT facing litany of charges

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oregon State has suspended defensive tackle Castro Masaniai indefinitely following an arrest over the weekend. Masaniai was arrested over the weekend and booked on counts of second-degree kidnapping, coercion, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief. While details are still a bit cloudy about what happened, according to the police report, it all started at a local McDonalds.

According to reports the incident happened at the downtown McDonald's restaurant. The second-degree kidnapping charge comes into play as Masaniai's apparently attempted to pull his girlfriend out of the restaurant.

Masaniai had been projected as a starter for the Beavers this season, but odds are that his suspension will have an impact on that as will the judicial system. He played in seven games last season and made four tackles before suffering a shoulder injury that ended his season early. The shoulder injury also kept him out of spring practice, and the team wasn't expecting him back before August. 

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