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Recently Dismissed Oregon Linebacker Fotu Leiato Killed in Car Accident

Eugene Police confirmed that Fotu Leiato, a recently dismissed member of the Oregon football team, was killed in a rollover crash early Friday morning outside Autzen Stadium.

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 11:13 PM
Updated: Jun 16, 2018 7:18 PM

EUGENE -- The Eugene Police Department has confirmed that 21-year-old former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato II was killed in the deadly rollover crash first reported on by KEZI on Friday morning. To read the initial story on the crash, click here.

Leiato was dismissed by Oregon several weeks ago after a second arrest in 2018. He was arrested in late April for attempting to remove a parking boot from his vehicle. He also failed to appear in court for a hearing related to an earlier trespassing charge. In late May, head coach Mario Cristobal dismissed him from the team. 

Leiato gained national notoriety while in high school for his impressive highlight reel on the website, Hudl.com. His highlight tape on the website has exceeded 1 million views. As a senior, he was projected to start at outside linebacker for the Ducks.

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