UCLA head coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday that starting cornerback, Ishmael Adams, has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on suspicion of felony robbery.
The redshirt junior from Woodland Hills, California, was arrested by UCLA police at 3:36 a.m. Sunday, August 30, for allegedly using force to steal a phone from an Uber driver, according to Tod Tamberg of UCLA’s office of media relations.
Adams, who was released on bail Tuesday, September 1, at 6:24 a.m, will miss the season opener on Saturday, September 5, at the Rose Bowl against Virginia. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 22.
Adams was being held on $100,000 bail.
The Daily Bruin reported Adams is alleged to have tried to take the phone outside university police headquarters on campus.
A UCLA athletic department spokesman released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation and continue to gather information. As this is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”
Adams started all 26 games for the Bruins over the past two seasons. He returned two intercepted passes—the first coming in the season opener last season against Virginia—for touchdowns in 2014, tying the school record. He also scored twice in a 62-27 win over Arizona State last season, a touchdown on a 100-yard kickoff return and a 95-yard interception return. In 2013, Adams led UCLA with four interceptions.
Adams is a graduate of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village. His father, Stefon Adams, played five NFL seasons from 1986-90 as a defensive back for the Los Angeles Raiders, Cleveland and Miami.
Adams twitter account mentions nothing about the arrest, but a tweet days before hints at some distress from the UCLA star.
His latest tweet—a day before the arrest—on Saturday, August 29, had a more hopeful tone.
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