UCLA Football defensive back Ishmael Adams was arrested early Monday for a robbery that included an Uber driver.
UCLA Football All-Pac-12 defensive back Ishmael Adams has been arrested for Robbery by the UCLA P.D. based on an incident that occurred late Sunday night/Monday Morning according to reports by the Daily Bruin. Bail has been set at $100,000, and he remains in custody. His arraignment is set for Tuesday morning.
A charge of Robbery (211 of the Penal Code) means that Adams has been accused of taking the property of another by using force and/or fear. This is different then a Burglary or other forms of theft where property is taken when no one is present (or aware of the thiefs presence). The inherent violent nature of a Robbery is the reason for the high bail amount (the California Bail Schedule starts at $50,000 and doubles to $100,000
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This may turn into a smaller charge ala the Sean Combs incident over the summer where a Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon was turned into a much smaller misdemeanor filing. However, there no guarantee of that and if any charges are filed, Adams will likely have to deal with this throughout the season (or worst case scenario serve a jail sentence).
No matter how it shakes out, it would seem likely that the UCLA Football team will be without Adams services for at least a game or two without even speculating on future eligibility or team suspension.
This is obviously a horrible type of incident for a team leader to be involved in (think Josh Shaw last year who allegedly ran from police but was never charged with a crime), and just like our friends across town, the season can’t start soon enough for the Bruins.