By way of Hawaii football, and thanks to the current times we’re living in, we have a new one to note in the CFT arrest ledger.
According to HawaiiNewsNow.com, offensive lineman Solo Vaipulu was arrested Monday for violating the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine. The Hawaii football player was also charged with lying to authorities.
A witness had turned Vaipulu in, stating that the true junior lineman had left his designated quarantine location on a near-daily basis.
From the report:
Investigators said they went to the address Vaipulu had given them upon his arrival on May 18 to discover that he had also moved residences without informing authorities.
The Hawaii football program has not addressed the incident involving one of its football players.
“While everyone is anticipating the reopening of interisland travel on June 16, the quarantine rules for all visitors and returning residents from the mainland will remain in effect until further notice,” Clare Connors, the state Attorney General, said according to the website. “We encourage all travelers to respect the mandatory quarantine, as it has been an important component in helping Hawai‘i have the best metrics in the country, in terms of infection and coronavirus death rates.”
As a true freshman in 2018, Vaipulu started all 13 games at right guard for the Rainbow Warriors. That season, he earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors. Last season, Vaipulu started nine of the 10 games in which he played at the same position.
Hawaii football is coming off its best season since 2010. Included in a 10-win season was the program’s first appearance in the Mountain West Conference championship game. Of course, that appearance ended in a loss to Boise State.
(Tip O’ the Cap: The Fulmer Cup)