Ghaifan Charged With Misdemanors; Suspended from Cowboys Football Team

 FORT COLLINS --  Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl announced Friday that junior defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan has been suspended indefinitely from the team effective immediately.  Ghaifan was issued a summons for the Class 2 misdemeanor of false imprisonment and the Class 3 misdemeanor of harassment by Fort Collins police on Friday morning.

Summons issued for Class 2 and Class 3 misdemeanors require that the individual make a future court appearance.

 “Youhanna (Ghaifan) was charged with two misdemeanors,” said Bohl.  “We take these allegations seriously.  I spoke with Youhanna and informed him that he was being suspended indefinitely, and we had a staff member take him back to Laramie. 

“The President of the University, the Dean of Students and the Athletics Director have all been notified.       “I, personally, have very limited information about the details of this incident at this time.”

Athletic Director Tom Burman said the department is following University policies and procedures on the matter.

“Coach Bohl informed us immediately after he was made aware of the situation, and I communicated that information to our University administration this morning,” Burman said.

There will be no further comment from University of Wyoming Athletics personnel at this time.