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Former UCLA football player Morrell Presley is arrested

August 24, 2011 | 12:40 pm

2009 UCLA football player portrait of Morrell Presley. Morrell Presley, a former UCLA football player, was arrested last week and charged with criminal trespassing and burglary in Maricopa County.

Presley, who came to UCLA with great fanfare in 2009, left school in spring after a string of problems. He was suspended one game for violating team rules as a freshman. He was academically ineligible for the Bruins’ EagleBank Bowl appearance the follow season.

A year ago, he was suspended for one game after failing a drug test for the third time, according to multiple people in the program who were no authorized to speak on the subject.

His Aug. 17 arrest on the misdemeanor charges was made by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department. He was released the following day.


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Photo: 2009 UCLA football player portrait of Morrell Presley. Credit: Don Liebig / UCLA Photography