Soso Jamabo endeared himself to everyone with a sense of humor by famously announcing he’d narrowed his college choices down to ITT Tech and the University of Phoenix. He then endeared himself to the UCLA fan base by announce he’d be taking his five-star running back talents to Los Angeles this fall.
But first, prom. And prom-related fun.
Sadly, things didn’t go off without a hitch for Jamabo, who got into some trouble on high school’s biggest night.
UCLA recruit Soso Jamabo, whose legal name is Sotonye Josiah Jamabo, was booked into the Kaufman County Jail around 1:30 a.m., online records show.
Jamabo, 19, was held on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle. He was also given written warnings for minor consumption of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without a license and disregarding a stop sign.
About 7:20 p.m., a Ford pickup driven by Jamabo got off State Highway 175 at a high speed. When an officer tried to pull the truck over, Jamabo sped through a stop sign and turned onto State Highway 274, Kemp Police Chief Robert Walker said.
The truck was swerving and speeding in the turning lane past other vehicles. Walker said the truck’s occupants also threw objects out of the windows “having total disregard for the public safety of others on the road.”
Eventually the truck stopped and Jamabo got out of the vehicle as instructed by the officer, he said.
The passengers — a 19-year-old man, 18-year-old woman and a juvenile — were all detained and given citations for being minors in possession of alcohol and minor consumption of alcohol. Police have not identified them.
You know, typical Friday Night Lights stuff. Actually kind of a cliched storyline at this point.
UCLA is aware of the arrest but says it will withhold comment until the appropriate time.
Hey, at least ITT Tech and the University of Phoenix are there as safety schools. Sure, he was joking at the time but we all know there’s a little truth behind every joke. And sometimes it’s cruel. One thinks the amount of Asian girls at those institutions might not be as favorable for Jamabo.
[H/T: Dallas Morning News]