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Bruin Bites: Ishmael Adams Sued In Civil Court

Also, UCLA Football is called an “FBS Albatross” and Women’s Soccer player Jessie Fleming is honored for her performance.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports


Just when you thought all of Ishmael Adams’ legal troubles were behind him, he is being sued by Uber driver over the incident which led to Adams pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery in May. The court papers offer detailed claims by the driver which had not been revealed until now.

Meanwhile, Today’s U has called the UCLA Football program an "FBS albatross."

Matthew Zimek writes:

The UCLA Bruins do less with more than any other team in the Power Five....Among programs which should be really good, UCLA falls shorter of an ideal standard than any other Power Five program. This might not be a lopsided competition, but UCLA clearly matches more characteristics of underachievement — and has done so for a longer period of time — than other Power Five programs which ought to be pulling their weight.

While the Bruins have certainly gotten better, Zimek is right to a degree. It’s time for UCLA Football to step it up.

On that note, ESPN has compiled a list of schools most likely to end conference title droughts. UCLA is the Pac-12 team on the list. It’s been 17 years since the Bruins last won a conference title.

While this week’s A&M game is important because it’s this week’s game, we all know that the must-win game comes during the fourth week of the season. The ESPN article notes that "UCLA hasn’t swept the Cardinal and Trojans in a season since 2006."

Women’s Soccer

Jessie Fleming was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week. Fleming scored two goals in a losing effort against #6 Florida in her collegiate debut on Sunday.

Go Bruins!!!