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Cal assistant coach arrested for soliciting prostitution
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Cal assistant coach arrested for soliciting prostitution
Tuesday April 21st, 2015

California assistant coach Pierre Ingram was arrested in Oakland, Calif., last week in a prostitution sting, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Ingram allegedly solicited an undercover officer online and then showed up on April 16 at a motel to meet her. He was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor solicitation of a lewd act, booked, cited and released. He is scheduled to appear in court next month, according to the Mercury News

Ingram, 30, serves as the Golden Bears' passing game coordinator, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. He arrived at Cal in 2013 after a three-year stint as an assistant at Louisiana Tech. He is married with two children, according to Cal's official website. 

The athletic department released the following statement, according to the Mercury News:

"We are aware of the situation and at this time the University is in the process of gathering more information. We were first made aware of the situation prior to the spring game. Coach Ingram did not participate in the spring game (Saturday) and has been placed on administrative leave while the University looks into the matter.''

Ingram's attorney released a statement on the coach's behalf.

Cal has finished spring practices and begins fall workouts in August. The team's first game is Sept. 5 against Grambling.

- Alex Putterman

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