Keith Abu Bhonapha arrested

Updated: September 3, 2010, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- A Boise State assistant football coach has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and won't make the trip to the Broncos' season opener in the Washington, D.C., area.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Department, running backs coach Keith Abu Bhonapha was arrested early Friday.

Head coach Chris Petersen said the 30-year-old Bhonapha's arrest was a "personnel matter" and that the team wouldn't comment -- other than to say he wouldn't make the trip.

The third-ranked Broncos plays the No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies at the Washington Redskins' home stadium in Landover, Md., on Monday.

According to the Ada County report, a trooper with the Idaho State Police arrested Bhonapha just before 2 a.m.

Bhonapha played for the University of Hawaii from 1999 to 2002 and was hired by Petersen at Boise State in 2006.


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