LB/FB Simi Vehikite facing felony counts

Questions were raised when LB/FB Simione Vehikite was not listed on USC's spring roster, but they appear to have been answered Tuesday morning, as a report by Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times states that Vehikite was arrested last month and faces felony counts relating to an incident that occurred in July.

Klein reports the four counts alleged against Vehikite are: leaving the scene of an accident; driving under the influence and causing injury; driving with a .08% blood alcohol level and causing injury; and identity theft.

USC head coach Lane Kiffin told Klein that Vehikite was removed from all team activities as soon as USC officials were made away of the situation and that there will be no further comments on the situation.