Police report: Wyoming football player trapped hotel worker

University of Wyoming’s Youhanna Ghaifan is seen in this undated photo from the University of Wyoming. He has been suspended indefinitely after an incident in a Fort Collins hotel. (UW)

Nov 29, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A police report alleges that suspended University of Wyoming defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan (yo-HAWN’-uh guh-FAWN’) tried to kiss a hotel employee after trapping her against a wall inside a Colorado hotel room.

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The team was staying at the Fort Collins Marriott before their game against Colorado State University on Oct. 26.

According to a story in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, Ghaifan walked into a room the housekeeper was cleaning, kicked out the doorstop to close the door behind him and asked her “if she wanted to have some fun.”

When she declined he continued to walk toward her, pinned her arms against the wall and “attempted to kiss her,” said the report.

The hotel employee pushed him away as he continued to try and kiss her. Ghaifan then asked for her phone number, which she gave him. He later sent her a text, which police used along with physical descriptions to identify him.

According to the report, the hotel employee ran to the hotel’s office and reported the incident after Ghaifan left the room. Ghaifan declined to talk to police without a lawyer. He was not arrested, but given a summons to appear in court which is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Larimer County Court.

Ghaifan did not play in the game and was suspended indefinitely. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and harassment.

The Fort Collins Police Department released the report after the Casper Star-Tribune submitted a records request.

Ghaifan did not immediately respond Thursday to the newspaper’s message seeking comment.

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