Cheez-It Bowl MVP Olonilua resolves legal issues


TCU School of Journalism

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua barrels through the Razorback defense. Photo by Sam Bruton.

By Colin Post

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua no longer faces the drug possession charges he was arrested for in May. Photo by Sam Bruton.

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua has settled all legal issues and will not face any further consequences from the university or the football team.

In May, Olonilua was arrested for a potential third-degree felony for possession of a controlled substance weighing greater than or equal to one gram and less than four grams. 

He also faced a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Last season, Olonilua was the offensive MVP in the Cheez-It Bowl, taking 32 carries for a career-high 192 yards and the only touchdown of the game. 

TCU allowed him to participate in summer workouts and fall camp while his legal situation was being worked out.

However, the senior running back was suspended for the first half in the season opener over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.  In the second half, he took seven carries for 50 yards.

On Saturday, Olonilua had his first 100-yard game, as he took 18 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown against Purdue.

TCU (2-0) plays SMU (3-0) at home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.