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Arizona Wildcats safety Scottie Young Jr. arrested in domestic violence incident

Young is ranked the No. 5 freshman in college football by Pro Football Focus

NCAA Football: Utah at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats freshman safety Scottie Young Jr. was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident, the Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday.

Young, 18, was cited for assault by University of Arizona police. He made an initial appearance in Pima County Justice Court Thursday.

He's facing one charge of misdemeanor assault/knowingly causing injury and is scheduled for arraignment in front of Judge Adam Watters on October 11, according to court records.

It’s an unfortunate turn for the freshman, who has been stellar on the field this season.

Young had one of the top performances by a freshman in college football in Week 2 against the Houston Cougars, and Thursday Pro Football Focus revealed it had Young graded as the No. 5 freshman in all of college football.

Young has 20 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, through four games, all of which he has started in.

It is unclear what will happen from here from a football standpoint, but the precedent paints a bleak picture for Young since Rich Rodriguez said this last year after running back Orlando Bradford was arrested for domestic violence:

“We have a rule. You put your hands on a woman, you’re done," he said. "That’s it. If you did it, if you put your hands on a woman in any way, shape or form, you’re done. Next.”

However, the Pima County Court record didn’t provide any details of Young’s incident, and Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com said he’s heard it is “way different” than Bradford’s.

Bradford, by the way, accepted a plea deal for multiple felony domestic violence charges on Monday.


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