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UPDATE: Orlando Bradford’s bail set at $20,000 during his arraignment last night

Booking photo of Orlando Bradford. Bradford was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 14 on four counts of felony aggravated assault and three counts of felony kidnapping, he was subsequently dismissed from the Arizona football program.   
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Booking photo of Orlando Bradford. Bradford was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 14 on four counts of felony aggravated assault and three counts of felony kidnapping, he was subsequently dismissed from the Arizona football program.   

UPDATE: 8:35 p.m. | Sept. 14

Former Arizona football running back Orlando Bradford was arraigned Wednesday night for four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of kidnapping.

The alleged victim spoke at the arraignment and asked the judge not to release Bradford.

“I have an order of protection against him and I don’t think he should be released,” the victim said. ”What he did was wrong and he should be accountable for his actions. I’m scared of what he would do if he’s released.”

Bradford’s bond was set at $20,000, secured by Judge Geri Hale. Bradford was instructed that he is not allowed to make contact with the alleged victim, go to where she lives, make any further acts of domestic abuse or possess firearms. 

Bradford, who was arrested early Wednesday Sept. 14, was dismissed from the team shortly after.

His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 26.


Arizona running back Orlando Bradford has been removed from the Arizona football team following an arrest today [1].

Bradford is facing charges on seven felony counts, including four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of kidnapping, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan of Tucson Police Department. The incidents occurred over the last several days, which is the cause of Bradford being charged with multiple counts, Dugan said. 

TPD received a call from the victim Wednesday morning referencing domestic violence and Bradford was arrested shortly after, according to Dugan. 

Dugan said Bradford will appear in court this evening. 

Head coach Rich Rodriguez released a statement this
afternoon regarding the situation and the program’s plans to move forward. 

“Earlier today, we were made aware that Orlando Bradford had been arrested as a result of his actions he has been dismissed from the program,” Rodriguez said in the statement. 

The program did not release details of the situation but felt it was time to move on without Bradford.


Bradford was supposed to “co-star” with Nick Wilson this
season in the backfield, but those plans appear to have been nixed. The sophomore running back had five carries
for 16 yards and no touchdowns through two games this season. Last year, he had 47 carries for 208 yards and
three touchdowns as a true freshman.

Arizona now turns to the next three running backs in line—freshman J.J. Taylor, redshirt junior Zach Green and redshirt freshman Branden Leon—to backup Wilson. 


Corrections: [1] Bradford was not arrested last night.


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