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BC-FBC--TCU-Player Arrested

May 16, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — TCU running back Sewo Olonilua, who set a school bowl record with 194 yards rushing in a victory over California last season, has been arrested on drug possession charges.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that Olonilua is facing third-degree felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. Olonilua was arrested Tuesday and released on $4,000 bond a day later.

The 21-year-old Olonilua was arrested in Huntsville, not far from where he played high school football in suburban Houston. There was no information on an attorney for Olonilua, and a school spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Olonilua finished his junior season by scoring TCU’s only touchdown in a 10-7 overtime win against Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl. The 194 yards rushing were the most for a TCU back since Ed Wesley had 209 against Air Force in 2010. Olonilua has 1,087 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns in 40 games.

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