HONOLULU - University of Hawaii backup linebacker Alema Tachibana has been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities, the school announced Monday.
Tachibana, a junior from Kahuku, Oahu, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last month.
"We are extremely disappointed with the choice that Alema made that night and certainly will not condone his actions," Warriors coach Norm Chow said in a statement. "He will not be a part of the on-field football activities but not be removed from his academic responsibilities and will continue to receive his athletic aid."
Tachibana's arrest came after UH backup quarterback Cayman Shutter was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in late March. He pleaded no contest to the charge, and was ordered to pay $418 in fines and attend drivers-education classes and a substance-awareness program.
Shutter has been suspended for the first four games of this upcoming season.