College football offseason is in full swing, and our semi-pro, thug neighbors from South Central are busy filling the police blotters.
Just a day after SUC recruit Maurice Simmons was arrested for (allegedly) committing felony robbery and assault with a firearm, defensive tackle Fili Moala was arrested for (allegedly) obstructing justice at a bar fight in Newport Beach. From the LAT:
Moala, 22, was not cited for being part of the fight, which occurred March 2 at Hoagie Barmichaels in Newport Beach, said Sgt. Evan Sailor of the Newport Beach Police Dept.
Officers from the Newport Beach and Irvine police departments and the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. responded to the scene and ordered those outside the bar to the ground as they attempted to sort out what happened, Sailor said.
"He got down on the ground and complied with orders but as they gave more orders he went back into the bar," Sailor said. "He apologized, but was arrested."
Moala posted $500 bail and was released, Sailor said.
Moala could not be reached for comment. An athletic department spokesman said the school was aware of the arrest.
In other legal matters, there was this from the San Diego Union tribune yesterday:
The judge in the case issued a stay on discovery in the case until she can hear motions made by attorneys in the case in May. Watkins filed a motion to compel Bush's deposition. Bush's attorneys have filed a motion for a protective order preventing Lake from sharing discovery materials with the NCAA and the media.
Oh, and how can we forget about this:
Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass also refused throw out the charges against the former football star, and refused to separate his trial from co-defendants Charles Ehrlich and Clarence "C.J." Stewart.
As they say, it's like shooting fish in a barrel, folks.