Matt Campbell received the call on Sunday that no coach wants to get. Iowa State Cyclones defensive lineman Kamilo Tongamoa was arrested on four charges, including drunken driving, according to Iowa State Daily.
Tongamoa was arrested for OWI, operated while intoxicated, along with striking an unattended vehicle, failure to have valid license or permit while operating a motor vehicle and failure to prove security against liability.
The redshirt senior defensive lineman was booked in the Story County jail at 2:38 a.m. on Sunday morning and was released later in the day.
Tongamoa came to Ames from Merced Community College in California as a highly-rated JUCO player and was expected to make a big impact on the defensive line. Scout.com had him listed as a four-star recruit, who chose Iowa State over Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon and Texas. But he only ended up playing in four games and recorded one tackle all season against Akron. Tongamoa didn’t play in a game after October 7th at Oklahoma.
An Iowa State spokesperson told Iowa State Daily that Tongamoa has been suspended from the football team due to a violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct policy.