Covina Charter Oak High running back Michael Graham was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with suspicion of receiving stolen property, The Times has learned.
Graham, 16, was arrested on the Charter Oak campus at 11:48 a.m., a spokesperson for the Covina Police Department said. He was released Wednesday in the custody of his parents. Police said the case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Department for further investigation.
Graham, a junior who has rushed for 2,266 yards and 30 touchdowns this season, played in the Chargers' Southern Section Division VI second-round playoff game against La Verne Damien Friday night and rushed for 202 yards in 27 carries.
Charter Oak Coach Louis Farrar was approached by a reporter before his team's game Friday, but denied the charge against Graham. Farrar later confirmed Graham's arrest but said his player was innocent.