LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams has been arrested on suspicion of robbery on campus, school officials said Monday.
Adams was taken into custody by UCLA police shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday after a report that he used force to take a cellphone from an Uber driver, according to UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg.
The Daily Bruin reported Adams is alleged to have tried to take the phone outside university police headquarters on campus.
He was being held on $100,000 bail after his arrest, Tamberg said.
In a statement released by UCLA Monday afternoon, the university said officials were “aware of the situation and continuing to gather information. As this is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”
A Twitter page apparently belonging to Adams shows several posts from the days leading up to his arrest, including one in which he says he’s ” being attacked by satan.”
In another tweet dated Aug. 29, one day before his arrest, Adams sounded a more hopeful tone.
Starting all 26 games for the Bruins over the past two seasons, Adams led UCLA with four interceptions in 2013 and returned two intercepted passes for touchdowns in 2014, tying the school record.
He also scored a touchdown on a 100-yard kickoff return against Arizona State University.
Adams is a graduate of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village. Adams’ father, Stefon, played defensive back for the Los Angeles Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins in the late 1980s.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
UCLA has not said whether he will suit up for the Bruins’ season opener Sunday against the University of Virginia.
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