Arizona running back Orlando Bradford charged with seven felonies, dismissed

The University of Arizona football team has parted ways with running back Orlando Bradford following an alleged domestic violence incident.

In a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports, head football coach Rich Rodriguez said the university was made aware Wednesday of the running back's arrest and dismissed Bradford from the program as a result of his actions. The player's profile page was quickly removed from the university's athletic website.

According to Sergeant Pete Dugan of the Tucson Police Department, Bradford is charged with seven felony counts of domestic violence: four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of kidnapping.

He was booked into Pima County Jail where he awaits arraignment.

Dugan said the police received a 911 call around 6:30 a.m. local time Wednesday regarding an alleged domestic violence incident.

The arriving officers noted that the alleged victim had obvious injuries, and she claimed Bradford assaulted her several times over the past few days.

Investigators found that the alleged victim and Bradford were in a relationship that falls under domestic violence statute.

Bradford was apprehended without incident at approximately 2 p.m.

A sophomore, he was the No. 2 running back behind starter Nick Wilson. Bradford recorded five carries for 16 yards this season.


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