Kaiwi Chung

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Pair of Hawaii football players arrested after alleged nightclub incident

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Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai and running back Kaiwi Chung were arrested for third-degree misdemeanor assault following an alleged assault at a nightclub in Honolulu over the weekend. Neither player has been charged, according to a report from Hawaii News Now.

According to the report out of Hawaii, the two players were involved in an incident in which an unidentified man allegedly pushed a woman to the ground at a nightclub. The two football players were in the area of the incident at the time it allegedly occurred and it is reported the two players pursued the man responsible for the alleged pushing of the woman. How or why, specifically, Tavai and Chung were connected to the incident is unconfirmed at this time.

Tavai was Hawaii’s leading tackler in 2017 with 124 tackles, 66 of which were solo tackles. He earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. Chung contributed to the special teams unit and is expected to carry the same role this fall.

There has been no change to the status of either player within the Hawaii football program at this time.