The Colorado Buffaloes’ coaching staff will not be happy to hear that defensive tackle Samson Kafovalu was involved in an altercation this weekend.
According to reports, Kafovalu tried to get into a party at a Fraternity House on campus, but was not allowed in. After being denied entrance to the party, Kafovalu then threatened to kill a police officer.
Kafovalu is recorded as saying “Don’t [expletive] do this [expletive], I’ll [expletive] kill you.”
Then, to continue his temper tantrum, Kafovalu proceed to slam through a brick wall on his way away from the party. Kafovalu was a recruit in the Colorado 2012 recruiting class, and played all 12 games for the Buffaloes this past season.
At the scene, Kafovalu blew a .120 on a breathalyzer test, and faces charges of threatening bodily harm, trespassing, consumption of alcohol by a minor, and the use of fighting words.
This is absolutely ridiculous. This is not acceptable in any form or fashion. Call me too strict, but there is no excuse for a kid who is only 19 years old to be drinking heavily and endangering himself and others.
This is the last thing the coaches at Colorado want to hear about. Not only does Kafovalu face charges for underage drinking and trespassing, but the fact that he could have caused physical harm to himself by going through a wall is detrimental to his team, to say the least.
Also, it is never ok to threaten to kill a cop, even if it wasn’t serious and was mumbled out as a drunken slur. This is a serious situation. The school is aware of the incident, and will discipline Kafovalu after getting more details.
I will be extremely disappointed if this kid is not suspended for at least a few games. This is intolerable in my book, just because of his behavior towards the police. This creates a bad image for the school, and is not a situation that anyone at Colorado wants to be dealing with right now.