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Warriors linebacker Tachibana allowed to resume practicing

By Stephen Tsai

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LAST UPDATED: 03:29 p.m. HST, Oct 15, 2012


Hawaii fourth-year junior Alema Tachibana will be allowed to resume practicing with the Warriors, pending the outcome of his driving-under-the-influence trial, which was rescheduled for Nov. 23.

Tachibana, a linebacker from Kahuku, had not been allowed to practice or participate in games since being arrested this past summer. But UH head coach Norm Chow has allowed Tachibana to return to practice, but he won't be allowed to play in games.

He was prepared to go to trial today, but the state's key witness, a police officer, called in sick. The state requested a new trial date. Tachibana's attorney requested dismissal, claiming any delay would further hinder Tachibana's chances of playing this season. The judge denied the request.







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fshnpoi wrote:
the officer didn't show up for a reason, so charges would be dropped and tachibana can play. now all the judge is doing is prolonging this, which will cost the tax payers more and the officer will fail to show up at next trial date. com'on judge..get a clue and let the young man play.
on October 15,2012 | 02:58PM
ehowzit wrote:
THE COP WILL PROBLY NOT SHOW UP AGAIN FOR WHATEEVER REASON. COULD BE THAT HE WON'T BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY HIS PULL-OVER. HURTS ALEMA'S CAREER. THANKS HPD.
on October 15,2012 | 06:25PM
frontman wrote:
Lets just go to OCCC and recruit a whole new team...........................
on October 15,2012 | 07:53PM
4mahealani wrote:
Coach chow should let him play, he has been waiting for his trail date and the state was not ready. UH and Coach Chow are showing no positive support to their student athletes during this time. No wonder the fans count are low at the stadium.
on October 15,2012 | 08:26PM
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