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Oregon State’s leading tackler cited for his ‘violent, tumultuous, threatening behavior’

There’s a trio of words you don’t see strung together very much, if at all, in a college football headline.

According to the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Oregon State linebacker Manase Hungalu and another male, Abdinasir Ali Shido, were cited early Saturday morning by a Corvallis Police Department officer “based on their violent, tumultuous and threatening behavior.” From the Gazette-Times:

A CPD officer was driving past Qdoba on Monroe Avenue and spotted a group of 10 to 12 males engaged in an argument on the sidewalk.

The officer stopped and told the group to break up, but the situation escalated between Hungalu and Abdinasir Ali Shido.

An OSU spokesperson told The Oregonian that Hungalu’s status for the Week 10 game against Cal is uncertain, although he did practice with the rest of the team Tuesday.

Hungalu currently leads the Beavers in tackles (61), pass breakups (four), quarterback hits (three) and interceptions (two).  His five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks are second on the team