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Three UCLA signees reportedly facing felony rap

While there is little hard information to report right now, a trio of incoming UCLA recruits have reportedly dipped their toes — if not their entire lower bodies — into quite a bit of legal hot water.

The Los Angeles Daily News has relayed what is, for now, an Internet rumor that linebacker Josh Shirley, wide receiver Paul Richardson and cornerback Shaquille Richardson have been arrested on felony theft charges.

No other details are available at this time, and a UCLA spokesperson told the Daily News that they could not comment on the issue at this time.

All three players are incoming freshman who were members of UCLA’s 2010 recruiting class.  Shirley and Paul Richardson were listed as four-star recruits, while Shaquille Richardson was given three stars.

Overall, UCLA had the No. 8 recruiting class in the country according to

UPDATED 3:34 p.m. ET: According to the Los Angeles Times, the three were arrested on campus by UCLA police. Paul Richardson and Shaquille Richardson were released on $20,000 bail, while Shirley was released without bail.

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8 Responses to “Three UCLA signees reportedly facing felony rap”
  1. shadowman1433 says: Jun 26, 2010 4:44 PM

    Someone in LA arrested, shocking.

  2. Sean Martin says: Jun 26, 2010 6:14 PM

    Will the Pac-10 or NCAA be looking into who paid for their bail? No.

  3. burntorangehorn says: Jun 26, 2010 8:19 PM

    One of these kids was named after a basketball player. Two guesses which one.

  4. WoodleyIsBeast says: Jun 27, 2010 2:44 AM

    Defffffinitily thought this title said felony rape. This sounds much better……….

  5. SoCal says: Jun 27, 2010 11:09 AM

    Simply put, a shady coach bringing in shady characters.

  6. Ganggreen61 says: Jun 28, 2010 8:40 PM

    They must have been confused and thought they were USC players.

  7. Buffs lose leading receiver for at least three games | CollegeFootballTalk says: Oct 9, 2011 9:47 AM

    […] who transferred from UCLA last summer to CU following an offseason arrest, leads the Buffs in receptions (29), receiving yards (474) and receiving touchdowns (five). […]

  8. UNLV adds ex-UW Husky Josh Shirley | CollegeFootballTalk says: Aug 9, 2014 2:52 PM

    […] class, Shirley was one of three Bruins dismissed by the football program after they were originally charged with felony theft in June of that year. A month later, Shirley transferred to […]

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