UCLA defensive back arrested for jacking an Uber driver’s cellphone

"He plays with that chip on his shoulder in practice, in games," UCLA Coach Jim Mora said last season. "He's a fighter, a scrapper."
UCLA's Ishmael Adams warms up before a game against Virginia in August 2014.

“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”
― James Baldwin

But you, Ishmael Adams, starter of 26 consecutive games as a UCLA cornerback, have much to lose; so knock it off. You know your season opens on Saturday against Virginia, right?

Remember last season’s opener against Virginia? You know, the interception you returned for a touchdown. Yeah, that can’t happen if you’re in the pokey for using force to take a cellphone from an Uber driver. Really, son, really? Just who in the hell were you trying to call?

Or perhaps Adams was acting out for fear that his streak of consecutive starts was coming to a halt since Marcus Rios has been working with the first-team defense in Adams’ cornerback spot. Adams was expected to be used frequently as a nickel back.

Here’s what’s certain, though: campus police took the 5′ 8″ playmaker into custody shortly after 3:30 Monday morning, and he is being held on $100,000 bond.

A UCLA spokesman has confirmed the arrest.

As of late Monday afternoon, Adams was still in custody, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website.

UCLA did not practice Monday and football Coach Jim Mora was not available for comment.

Last season, Mora had high praise for Adams. “He has a knack for making plays. When he gets the ball in his hands, there is no way he is going to go down easy.”

I hope like hell this isn’t the play that finally does.

If you’ve never seen Adams play, peep the video below:




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