Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver La’Vontae Shenault was arrested early Sunday in Fort Collins, Colo. on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Shenault, 19, was arrested during a routine traffic stop at 12:41 a.m. near the campus of Colorado State University. According to the police report, Shenault was driving without headlights which prompted the stop. After officers approached the vehicle they noticed Shenault was possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He was booked on three misdemeanor charges at the Larimer County Jail and released later Sunday after posting a $1,250 bond.
La’Vontae is the younger brother of former CU star Laviska Shenault, who was selected in the second round (42nd overall) of April’s 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both brothers left their mark at DeSoto HS (DeSoto, Texas) before coming to Boulder. La’Vontae, a four-star prospect, was ranked among the top 25 of players from Texas in 2019’s recruiting class. He redshirted in 2019 and was expected to contribute this coming season.
The first true off-the-field incident for new CU football coach Karl Dorrell after taking over for the departing Mel Tucker last February.
Shenault is scheduled to be in court on Nov. 11.