Oregon LB Fotu Leiato Arrested for Allegedly Removing Boot from Car

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 26, 2018

Oregon safety Fotu T. Leiato II (19) in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly removing a parking boot from his vehicle.

Per Chelsea Deffenbacher of The Register-Guard, police charged Leiato with two misdemeanors, including second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft for damaging and removing the parking boot.

Melinda McLaughlin, a Eugene police spokeswoman, told Deffenbacher that Leiato also had a warrant out for not appearing in court on a trespassing charge from an incident at a bus station in March. 

"We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all of the information," Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal said in a statement, via 247Sports' Erik Skopil. "We hold our student-athletes to high standards and will take appropriate action once all of the facts have been reviewed.”

Leiato, who will be a senior in 2018, has appeared in 38 games for the Ducks over the past three seasons. He has recorded 37 total tackles and one tackle for loss in his college career. 

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