Vikings OL Oli Udoh is under arrest for allegedly harassing a woman and resisting arrest. Only time will tell the consequences of his actions.
Olisaemeka Udoh, also known as Oli Udoh, plays the #74 guard for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.
The Vikings drafted Oli in the sixth round, 193rd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after his college football career at Elon Phoenix Football.
The 6’6″, 145 kg athlete plays offensive linesman (OL) for the Vikings. On Sunday, the team is set to face Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Oli Udoh, Vikings Player Arrested: Where Is He Now?
Oli Udoh was arrested on Saturday for reportedly following a woman into a bathroom at a Miami nightclub and refusing to leave. He has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Police documents report that Oli was talking to a woman in line for the restroom at Club E11even, and he attempted to enter the bathroom as the line moved forward.
Nightclub security reportedly gave him “multiple chances to leave the bathroom,” but he refused.
When security escorted Oli out of the club around 3 am, several off-duty Police officers took him into custody. According to Police, Udoh “actively and physically” resisted the officers and refused to follow their commands, making it difficult for them to take him to the patrol car.
The identity of the victim woman is unknown. We believe more information will come out as the case is currently under investigation.
On Sunday, Oli’s team, the Vikings, said in an official statement that they were aware of Udoh’s arrest and were gathering additional information at the time. The incident happened during the team’s bye week.
Things do not look so great for Oli. The Vikings have not had a lot of incidents like these recently, so it stands out and is likely to result in some serious repercussions, both legal and career-wise.
The Vikings guard, who faces charges of resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct, is now in custody and unlikely to return to play at home against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
Based on the severity of his actions, the Vikings could decide to cut him or trade him ahead of the deadline.
Oli Udoh Family Ethnicity And Career Details Explored
Olisaemeka Udoh was born to his parents, Benjamin and Rita Udoh, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States.
Benjamin and Rita are doctors and nurses in their medical practice at Hanora Medical Center. Born on February 14, 1997, Oli is currently 27 .
Oli is an African-American with both his parents coming from Nigeria. He often visits his relatives in the African nation. He has a sister called Ona and a brother named Ezemdi, both athletes.
In 2019, the NFL side Minnesota Vikings selected him with the 193rd overall pick in the sixth round. After being placed on Viking’s reserve/COVID-19 in July 2020, he was activated on August 13, 2020.
He has played 29 games in his NFL career and started in 16.
Oli attended Fayetteville Terry Sanford High School, where he began playing football as a defensive lineman becoming an offensive as a senior.
After graduating from high school, he attended Elon University. He played all collegiate football games with 45 starts throughout his college career.
Oli was named to the CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team in 2015 and 2016 and earned a spot as a Phil Steele FCS First Team All-American in 2018.