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UCLA cornerback arrested on suspicion of robbing Uber driver of cellphone

Ishmael Adams

UCLA’s Ishmael Adams warms up before a game against Virginia in August 2014.

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams was arrested Sunday morning by university police on suspicion of robbing an Uber driver of his cellphone, university officials said.

Adams, a junior who attended Oaks Christian, was taken into custody by UCLA police on the campus shortly after 3:30 a.m., following the robbery allegation, said Tod Tamberg, a university spokesman.

Adams is said to have used force to take a cellphone from an Uber driver. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the L.A. County Jail. Adams is due to appear at the Airport Courthouse at LAX on Monday afternoon.

During the past two seasons, Adams has started all 26 games for the Bruins. 

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