Three Oregon State football players were arrested for third-degree assault and disorderly conduct on Saturday morning, according to oregonlive.com. The team is preparing for an Alamo Bowl matchup with Texas, but now three members of their defense are locked up in Benton County jail.
Defensive linemen Rudolph Fifita, and Mana Rosa were both booked on third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct charges. Linebacker Dyllon Mafi was jailed on charges of third degree-assault, disorderly conduct, and misrepresentation of a minor.
Oregonlive.com notes that Mike Riley is expected to comment on the situation at a press conference on Monday.
Oregon State is coming off a fantastic turnaround season, where the Beavers made a six-win improvement on their 3-9 2011 record. OSU finished No. 13 in the BCS standings, With a win over Texas, OSU is likely to finish with their highest season-ending ranking since 2000. That year, Oregon State beat Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and ended the season at No. 4.