A significant off-field issue arose Friday for UCLA, as sophomore punter Adam Searl was arrested on suspicion of rape, according to CBS Los Angeles.
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Searl Arrested, Suspended Indefinitely By UCLA
Friday, Oct. 9
After news of Searl's arrest was made public, UCLA announced the specialist had been suspended indefinitely, although it declined to make any further comments, per Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register tweeted a statement from Bruins head coach Jim Mora:
According to CBS Los Angeles, the accuser claims she awoke to find Searl sexually assaulting her in a house in the Westwood area of L.A. on the night of Oct. 19, 2014. They allegedly attended a party at a different residence earlier in the night.
Searl was released on $300,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29, per CBS Los Angeles.
The second-year player from Irvine, California, is behind senior Matt Mengel on the depth chart and has attempted five punts this season at an average of 39 yards per kick. As a freshman in 2014, he punted 11 times at a clip of 39.1 yards per attempt.
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