- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Two University of Hawaii football players are facing charges after one of them got into a scuffle with officers responding to a domestic disturbance call at a Honolulu apartment complex.

Kennedy Tulimasealii has been charged with resisting arrest, harassment and third-degree assault in connection with the April 12 incident, KHON-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1VPIOMJ). Kaaumoana Gifford is facing charges of resisting arrest and harassment.

Police say several officers wrestled Tulimasealii to the ground. Officers reported that force was necessary because of the defensive lineman’s size, according to documents. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds.

UH football Coach Nick Rolovich issued a statement after the incident saying the university holds its “players to high standards of conduct” and that it would launch an investigation into the incident.

Both Tulimasealii and Gifford made bail following their arrests and are scheduled to appear in court on May 10. Efforts to contact Tulimasealii and Gifford were unsuccessful.

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Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com


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