Colorado defensive lineman Samson Kafovalu is once again getting himself in some hot water in Boulder. Kafovalu has been indefinitely suspended by the university following an arrest for obstruction of a police officer.
According to a report from The Boulder Daily Camera, Kafovalu was taken to Boulder County Jail at 4:40 a.m. and held on a $500 bond. Per the same report, security at a nightclub called police and claimed Kafovalu was “heavily intoxicated” and was uncooperative after being denied entry to the club. Upon arriving on the scene, responding officers attempted to get the lineman a taxi and offered to take him home, but he refused to accept the ride and began getting aggressive in nature. It was at this point he was taken into custody.
Colorado acted swiftly in issuing the suspension. This is just the latest incident in his checkered past at Colorado. Back in February 2013, Kafovalu was ticketed for attempting to break into a fraternity party and threatening to kill a security guard. Prior to that 2013 incident, Kafovalu was charged for misdemeanor theft in 2012. That charge was removed from his record after completing a deferred judgment.
Whether this suspension carries over to the fall remains to be seen. He is expected to be a starting defensive lineman if and when available to play after playing in 13 games last fall for the Buffs.