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TCU RB Sewo Olonilua arrested for possession of controlled substance

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The bruising back was arrested in Huntsville on Tuesday.

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TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on Tuesday for “posession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance,” according to a police blotter report from the Huntsville Police Department. The substance weighed between one and four grams, according to the report.

Olonilua was released on $4,000 bond Wednesday morning.

TCU released a comment Wednesday night that simply said, “We are aware of the matter and looking into it.”

Olonilua recently earned his degree from TCU, and was entering his final season with the Horned Frogs. He led the team in rushing yards in 2018, racking up 635 yards and two touchdowns, including 194 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Cheez It Bowl, where he was named bowl MVP.

Olonilua has been gaining recognition over the past several months, not only for his on-field performance, but for some of his workout numbers. He squatted 705 pounds twice, and runs a sub-4.5 40. Checking in at 6-3, 231, both of those numbers are very impressive.

Sewo is a part of a multi-headed monster in TCU’s backfield, where he’s joined by Darius Anderson and junior Emari Demercado. Incoming running backs from the recruiting class of 2019, Daimarqua Foster and Darwin Barlow could also be immediate impact players.

But as a senior, Olonilua was once again expected to be a major player, if not the lead back, in 2019.