FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi is out of jail one day after his arrest on a warrant from California for a charge of battery with serious bodily injury.
Koa Misi was arrested without incident at his home in Weston by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Friday, March 30th. Bond was set at $10,000.
The charges stem from a nearly year-old fistfight that occurred near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus.
According to details of the alleged crime released late Friday by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Misi is accused of breaking into an apartment in Isla Vista, California by punching through the wooden front door. Once inside, the sheriff’s office said, Misi punched a 19-year-old man inside the apartment, hitting him in the eye.
Misi’s attorney said he will waive extradition to California and plead not guilty to the charges.
The Dolphins declined comment.
The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Misi has played two years for the Dolphins out of Utah State. Last season he recorded 34 tackles, including one quarterback sack.
Misi played in 28 games over the past two seasons and started 20 of them. For his career, he has 55 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and 3 passes defensed.
Depending on the defense the Dolphins run this year, Misi was slated to either play a standup outside linebacker position or with his hand on the ground as a defensive end.
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