Former Clemson DE arrested for second time this summer

CLEMSON – Former Clemson defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko faces legal charges for the second time this summer.

Ogundeko was charged with third-degree assault and battery Friday by the Oconee County Police Department, first reported Tuesday morning by the Seneca Journal. Ogundeko, 19, was previously arrested May 18 for financial transaction card fraud, which got him dismissed from the Tigers’ football program the next day.

Ogundeko has since tweeted he was intending to transfer to Tennessee State to continue his football career.

According to the Oconee County Tenth Judicial Circuit online index, Ogundeko still lives at the Lightsey Bridge Apartments in Clemson. He posted a personal recognizance bond of $1,092.50 on Friday, and faces a criminal court date Aug. 20.

The Seneca Journal reported the actual incident for which Ogundeko has been charged occurred March 27, which was midway through Clemson’s spring practices and weeks before Ogundeko was kicked off the team.

The altercation happened at The Pier at Clemson apartments in Seneca, per the Journal’s acquisition of the arrest warrant. Ogundeko and multiple other men were accused of assaulting a man at an apartment party.

Ogundeko’s May arrest for falsifying a credit card strip remains under investigation, according to the Pickens County Thirteenth Judicial Circuit online index.

Ogundeko would have been a redshirt sophomore this coming season. A four-star 2013 recruit out of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ogundeko played just 16 snaps on defense in 2014, logging five tackles.