University of Hawaii suspends running back Joey Iosefa for 3 games due to his arrest

October 15, 2014

The University of Hawaii has issued a press release stating that running back Joey Iosefa has been suspended from the football team for the next three games and will no longer serve as team captain due to his arrest over the weekend.

Iosefa was arrested for allegedly driving drunk following Hawaii's second win of the season, a 38-28 home victory over Wyoming.

“I spoke with Joey early this morning and he is contrite, embarrassed, and remorseful for his actions,” head coach Norm Chow said. “We have a set of core values and obviously he did not abide by them. After meeting with other members of the staff, the leadership council, and Athletics Director Ben Jay, Joey will be suspended immediately and stripped of his captaincy. Everyone makes mistakes and we assured him the process of redemption and getting back to full participation begins today. Joey is a fine young man and is willing to pay the consequences. His actions were not reflective of the entire team and he feels badly that he let down his teammates and the community.”

Iosefa missed the past four games due to a foot injury and was slated to return for this Saturday’s game at San Diego State. He will be reinstated for the November 8 game at Colorado State.

“I apologize to my coaches and teammates, to my family, to the university and to our fans,” Iosefa said. “Coach Chow constantly reminds us that it’s a privilege to be a student-athlete here at the University of Hawai‘i. I will accept the consequences Coach Chow has laid out and hope to regain the trust of my coaches, teammates, and the fans who have supported me and our football team.”

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