UofA football player arrested on domestic violence charges

UofA football player arrested on domestic violence charges

UA running back Orlando Bradford was dismissed from the football team after being arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Bradford was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault and three counts of felony kidnapping. She said she had been assaulted several times over the previous few days.

Dugan said Bradford will appear in court this evening.

Not long after the news broke, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez released a statement saying the sophomore had been dismissed from the team.

The university was made aware of Bradford's arrest Wednesday and immediately dismissed him from the football program, according to USA Today. True freshman running back J.J. Taylor will move up a spot on the depth chart to back up Wilson going forward. He had 16 yards on five carries through Arizona's first two games of the season. As a true freshman a year ago, he played in seven games and carried the football 47 times for 208 yards and three touchdowns.

The alleged assaults happened over the last couple of days but Bradford was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is now in jail.

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