Now we know a little bit more of the rest of the story. And, in the process, have what’s likely a first here at CFT.
While very few details were available at the time, it was reported late Monday afternoon that star UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams had been arrested on a robbery charge and was sitting in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Subsequently it was reported that Adams allegedly “used force” to take the cell phone of an Uber driver early Sunday morning, triggering what is right now a felony charge.
Adams was taken into custody a short time after the alleged incident, and has an initial court appearance scheduled for later this morning.
“We are aware of the situation and continuing to gather information,” a UCLA spokesperson said in a statement. “As this is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”
Adams has started all 26 games at cornerback the past two seasons, and last year he returned a school-record two interceptions for touchdowns. Speaking of returns, he’s one of the top return men in the country and conference: last year, he returned 21 punts for a 9.2 average (26th in the nation) and returned 26 kickoffs for a 22.7-yard average (ninth in Pac-12).