The Walker County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that Olonilua is facing third-degree felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. Olonilua was arrested Tuesday and released on $4,000 bond a day later.
The 21-year-old Olonilua was arrested in Huntsville, not far from where he played high school football in suburban Houston. There was no information on an attorney for Olonilua, and a school spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Olonilua finished his junior season by scoring TCU’s only touchdown in a 10-7 overtime win against Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl. The 194 yards rushing were the most for a TCU back since Ed Wesley had 209 against Air Force in 2010. Olonilua has 1,087 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns in 40 games.