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Baldwin alumni Mana Rosa suspended at OSU for alleged part in bar fight
December 11, 2012 - Robert Collias
Baldwin alumnus Mana Rosa was suspended Monday by Oregon State coach Mike Riley after Rosa and two teammates spent the weekend in separate jails for their alleged involvement in a bar fight in Corvallis, Ore.
"They're suspended right now and probably will remain that way," Riley told the Oregonian newspaper after the three were arraigned on two assault charges and one disorderly conduct charge and released in Benton County court
The three were arrested after they were involved in a fight at the Impulse Bar and Grill in Corvallis, the Oregonian reported. The bar has been trouble for previous Beavers.
"They're good friends, good teammates – they're not those typical types of guys,' OSU cornerback Jordan Poyer told the Oregonian. Poyer was arrested for trespassing this spring at the same bar.
Rosa, a redshirt junior defensive tackle, was The Maui News MIL Defensive Player of the Year for Baldwin in 2008 and the state runner-up in the shot put in 2009. He was also The Maui News co-MIL Boy Athlete of the Year in 2008-09.
One break the three Beavers got on Monday was that the third-degree assault charge, a Class C felony in Oregon, was reduced to fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
Penalties for the assault charges carry possible sentences of one year in jail. The disorderly conduct charge is a possible six months. They are due back in court on Jan. 10.
Teammates Scott Crichton, Castro Masaniai, Michael Philipp, Feti Taomoepeau, Roman Sapolu, Shaydon Akuna and Ali'i Robins were in a crowded courtroom watching Fifita, Rosa and Mafi on video from the jail.
The Beavers (9-3) are set to face Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 — the Oregonian said it is unlikely Rosa and his teammates will play in that game while under suspension.
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