3 Oregon State football players arrested in brawl

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Three Oregon State football players spent Saturday behind bars following a brawl at a Corvallis bar.

Corvallis Police Lt. Cord Wood tells the Gazette Times that the players were arrested at about 2:20 a.m. on Saturday. They were identified as: Rudolf Fifita, a senior defensive end; Mana Rosa, a junior defensive tackle; and Dyllon Kalena Mafi, a junior linebacker.

Authorities say Fifita and an unidentified victim got into a heated exchange, when a friend of the victim stepped in and cooled things down. But as the men were leaving, police say Fifita threw a punch, and Mafi and Rosa joined. Police say both victims were punched multiple times. The players fled when a bouncer showed up, and they were arrested nearby.

Out of the three players arrested, Fifita saw the most action this season, playing in all 12 games and compiling 25 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. Rosa also played in 12 games while Mafi saw action in two.

The Beavers will play Texas in the Alamo Bowl Dec. 29. There was no word on the players' status for the bowl game.

Coach Mike Riley was out of town and unavailable for comment, but a spokesman told The Oregonian that Riley would discuss the matter when practice resumes on Monday.