Three Oregon State football players could spend the weekend in jail after their arrest early Saturday following a brawl with two men at a downtown Corvallis night spot.
According to Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department, the arrests occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday after a fight outside the restroom of the Impulse Bar and Grill at 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave.
Rudolf Fifita, 26, a senior defensive end; Mana Rosa, 21, a junior defensive tackle and Dyllon Kalana Mafi, 20, all were arrested and booked into jail on felony charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, police said. Mafi also was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and “misrepresenting age by a minor," for using someone else's ID to buy alcohol.
The three football players likely will be arraigned in Benton County Circuit Court at 1:20 p.m. Monday and might spend the weekend in jail, Wood said Saturday afternoon.
Out of the three players arrested, Fifita saw the most action this season, playing in all 12 games and compiling 25 tackles and 2 1⁄2 sacks. Rosa also played in 12 games while Mafi saw action in two.
The Beavers will take part in the Alamo Bowl against Texas on Dec. 29 in San Antonio. There is no word on the players' status for the bowl game.
Coach Mike Riley was out of town and unavailable for comment, but is expected to discuss the matter when practice resumes on Monday.
— Corvallis Gazette-Times