BYU Linebacker Takitaki Suspended For 2015 For “Violation Of Team Rules”

BYU Linebacker Takitaki Suspended
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall suspended sophomore linebacker Sione Takitaki Thursday. Photo Courtesy: BYU Football

UTAH – October 22, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki has been suspended from football for the rest of the 2015 season.

The football program officially announced in a press release Thursday morning: “BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has suspended sophomore linebacker Sione Takitaki for the remainder of the 2015 season for violation of team rules. Takitaki has recorded 21 tackles and 3.5 sacks in six games this season as an outside linebacker.”

This isn’t the first time Takitaki has faced disciplinary action. He pleaded guilty a week ago to misdemeanor theft charges, and was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a $680 fine.

The sophomore is originally from Fontana, California.


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