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Former Baldwin Player Arrested in Bar Brawl

December 9, 2012, 9:47 AM HST
* Updated December 9, 12:20 PM
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Three OSU football players were arrested in bar brawl early Saturday morning. Former Baldwin High School standout Mana Rosa (middle) was reportedly involved. Rosa’s teammates defensive end Rudolph Fifita (right) and junior linebacker Dyllon Mafi (left) were the other players arrested. Photo by KPTV.com.

By Rodney S. Yap

The Oregonian reported the arrest of three Oregon State football players Saturday currently being held in Benton County and Linn County jails.

According to jail inmate lists, former Baldwin High School standout Mana Rosa (listed on the inmate roster as Tyler Rosa), senior defensive end Rudolph Fifita, and junior linebacker Dyllon Mafi were all arrested early Saturday.

Fifita, 26, was arrested on accusations of third-degree assault and second degree disorderly conduct. He is being held in Linn County Jail on $157,500 bail. Rosa, 21, was arrested on accusations of third-degree assault and second degree disorderly conduct. He is being held in Benton County Jail on $157,500 bail. Mafi, 20, was arrested on accusations of third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and misrepresentation of age by a minor. He is also being held in Benton County on $161,000 bail.

A story posted in OregonLive.com (Oregonian’s online newspaper), reports Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department told The Oregonian that the incident took place at approximately 2:20 a.m. In the police report, Fifita and Victim 1 (Wood declined to name the victim) got into a verbal argument outside the restroom at Impulse Bar and Grill that resulted in Fifita punching Victim 1 in the face. After that, “Mr. Mafi and Mr. Rosa got involved.” A friend of Victim 1 then came to Victim 1’s defense, and “tried to shield his friend, and he also wound up getting punched in the head and upper shoulders.”

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Wood said Fifita, Rosa and Mafi “fled and were located near the bar, where they were arrested” by Officer Mike Withington, who was off duty Saturday afternoon and not available for comment reported Oregonian sportswriter Lindsay Schnell.

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If all three players remain in custody through the weekend they will be arraigned Monday at 1:20 p.m. (PST). Wood said the Benton County Jail is small, which is why players are being held in separate places.

Fifita, from Euless, Texas, has been a regular in the OSU rotation, recording 25 tackles this season, 5.5 of them for loss. Rosa, the 2008 Maui Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year, is from Haiku and played in all 12 games, recording four tackles. Mafi, from Oakland, played in two games and recorded three tackles.

Rosa, the 2009 Hawaii High School Athletic Association champion in the boys shot put, was a three-star recruit, ranked as the nation’s No. 58 prospect at defensive end by Scout.com.

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Oregon State coach Mike Riley is out of town recruiting and was not available for comment. Players were off last week for finals and did not practice. An OSU spokesman said Riley would address the situation on Monday at practice.

Oregon State’s next game is Dec. 29, when the No. 15 Beavers (9-3) meet Texas (8-4) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

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