2 Rainbow Warriors arrested after Honolulu nightclub altercation
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two University of Hawaii football players were arrested for assault at a Honolulu nightclub early Saturday morning, according to police records.
Linebacker Jahlani Tavai and running back Kaiwi Chung were arrested for third degree assault after they were involved in an altercation with a man who allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, according to law enforcement sources.
It happened at The District nightclub on Kona Street.
Tavai and Chung are believed to have been in the vicinity of the initial incident and subsequently went after the man. They were later arrested for the misdemeanor crime.
Tavai, a potential NFL Draft prospect, was named to the all-Mountain West second team last season after leading the Warriors with 124 tackles (66 solo, 58 assisted), ranking 10th in the nation.
As a junior, Tavai also led the 'Bows in sacks (5.5) and tackles-for-loss (11.0).
Chung, who played 11 games for the Warriors last season, was expected to contribute on special teams and on offense this upcoming fall.
Neither player had been charged as of early Sunday afternoon.
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