After Saturday night’s Mountain West Conference opening victory over Wyoming, the University of Hawaii football team learned some deflating news on Sunday.
Athletics director Ben Jay has confirmed the injured Rainbow Warriors running back Joey Iosefa was arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence.
The 23-year-old senior captain was stopped near the intersection of Pohukaina Street and South Street in Honolulu and booked at the Honolulu Police Department’s main police station before being released on $500 bail.
Iosefa is believed to be the team’s top NFL draft prospect but has not played since suffering a fractured foot five weeks ago in a game against Oregon State.
At the time, it was unclear when he would return to the team. This incident, however, could alter those plans.
UH Athletic director Ben Jay told KHON2 that any disciplinary actions would likely be announced at Tuesday’s practice.
Head coach Norm Chow is currently in Los Angeles and will return to Oahu on Tuesday.