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Arizona football player is arrested, cut from team

TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophomore safety Patrick Onwuasor has been cut from the
Arizona football team after being arrested and accused of drug dealing and
having a weapon.

Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez announced Tuesday that Onwuasor “has been
removed from the program.”

Tucson police say the 20-year-old Onwuasor was taken into custody Monday on
suspicion of four felony counts after a search warrant was served at his

Police say the warrant was obtained through a separate investigation into an
April 29 home invasion in California in which Onwuasor wasn’t implicated as
being present.

Officers reported finding narcotic drugs, narcotic paraphernalia, marijuana and
a weapon during the search of Onwuasor’s apartment.

He was indicted last week, arraigned Monday in the presence of his attorney and
released. Onwuasor’s next court date wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday.


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