Charges in his home state of Hawaii against University of Utah quarterback Darnell Arceneaux have been downgraded from domestic violence to physical harassment, a misdemeanor, Ute sports information director Liz Abel said Tuesday.
Arceneaux, involved early Sunday in an argument at a nightclub in Hawaii with a female household member, was arrested by two police officers on special assignment at the club after they overheard the argument, said the Honolulu Advertiser. The woman did not file charges against Arceneaux, but police could do so themselves if they choose.
Arceneaux was also detained because of a 4-year-old unpaid moving-violation traffic ticket that he reportedly thought had been paid by his mother. He posted $1,000 bail on each charge Sunday and, said Abel, likely paid the traffic fine at that time.
He is scheduled for a Monday court appearance in Hawaii, but now that the charge has been lessened to a misdemeanor, Abel said, he is investigating having an attorney handle the appearance for him. He was back in Utah on Monday.