Tupou was arrested in February on suspicion of violating his parole due to being overly intoxicated at a bar from which he was kicked out.
Tupou’s initial probation stemmed from him pleading guilty to third-degree assault in a 2015 altercation in Boulder, Colorado, where he went to college. His probation prohibited him from drinking alcohol, which is why he was arrested in February. Tupou will now complete an additional 48 hours of community service and is on probation for another year.
Tupou pled guilty to violating his probation on April 20, but the news was just reported this week.
Tupou spent most of last year on the Bengals’ practice squad after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. He did get on the roster for a stretch though and is competing to earn back his spot this year. The defensive tackle will compete with Chris Baker, Andrew Billings, Ryan Glasgow and rookies Andrew Brown and Chris Okoye for a spot next alongside Geno Atkins on the roster.
Tupou was active for one game in 2017 during which he played 19 snaps but recorded no statistics.