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    UA place kicker’s uncle charged with four felony counts

    The uncle of current UA place kicker Alex Zendejas, Tony Zendejas, was arrested early Thursday on charges of drugging and raping a female customer of his San Dimas sports bar in January, according to the Associated Press.

    Tony Zendejas, who was a kicker in the NFL for 10 seasons, was charged with one count each of rape by use of drugs, rape of an unconscious person, sodomy by anesthesia or controlled substance and sodomy of an unconscious victim.

    Tony Zendejas was held by $260,000 bail, with arraignment scheduled for Friday at the Pomona courthouse in California.

    Zendejas’ attorney, Timothy Younger, said the allegations were false, the Los Angeles Times’ Web site reported.

    If convicted, Zendejas could face up to 15 years in prison.

    Tony Zendejas was perfect kicking field goals for the Rams in 1991, going 17-of-17. His only miss that year came on one of his 26 extra-point attempts.

    Alex Zendejas redshirted last season as a freshman for the Wildcats.

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