UCLA Football Player Suspended After Arrest on Suspicion of Sex Assault

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A UCLA football player has been suspended after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, the school said in a statement Tuesday.


Torian White is pictured in a photo from UCLA’s website.

Torian White, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman, was arrested Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the UCLA campus, according to police, the university stated.

Police were called to the complex on Glenrock Avenue at about 3 a.m. in response to a disturbance, the university stated.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has not filed charges against White and has asked for “more investigation” into the allegations, a spokeswoman for the office said in an email.

White has not played since injuring his right leg during a game against the University of Utah on Oct. 3, according to UCLA.

White, 20, is from Inglewood and attended Lakewood High School, his profile on the UCLA Athletics website states.

“We are aware of the situation involving Torian White, and we take these accusations very seriously,” UCLA football coach Jim Mora said in the university’s statement. “Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course. Due to the ongoing police investigation, we are unable to discuss this matter further at this time.”

White was released late Tuesday after being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate-locator website.

He had been arrested by campus police at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, then transferred to the county facility early Monday, the website stated.

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