Former CU Buffs, current Bengals lineman Josh Tupou gets probation, community service for violation

Current Cincinnati Bengals lineman and former University of Colorado player Josh Tupou was given another year of probation and additional community service after admitting he violated the terms of his previous probation by drinking at a bar earlier this year.

Tupou, 24, on suspicion of violating his parole after the staff at the Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., kicked Tupou out for being overly intoxicated.

At the time, Tupou was still on probation after pleading guilty to third-degree assault after an in the spring of 2015, and one of the conditions of his probation is that he not drink alcohol.

Tupou admitted the probation violation on April 20. His probation was revoked and then reinstated for one year with the original conditions in place, including no alcohol. Tupou was also ordered to complete an additional 48 hours of community service.

Tupou was suspended from the Buffs as a result of the 2015 incident, but was reinstated in 2016 and as a senior was a big part of the defense that helped lead CU to a Pac-12 division title and a bowl game.

He went undrafted in the NFL draft, but was signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent the year moving between the Bengals‘ active roster and practice squad and saw action on Nov. 12 against the Tennessee Titans.