His roommate didn’t say hi at a tailgate. So he grabbed his neck and threatened death, report says

Rokas Ulvydas
Rokas Ulvydas Orange County Public records

UCF basketball player Rokas Ulvydas, a 23-year-old redshirt junior from Lithuania, was arrested late Saturday for allegedly threatening to kill one of his roommates for not saying hello at a tailgate for the Knights’ football game with SMU, according to multiple reports.

The altercation happened at the apartment the two share, along with others, according to

Police arrested Ulvydas on a misdemeanor battery charge, according to the Orange County Sherrif’s report.

Ulvydas walked into the victim’s room, who was with a friend, and said they need to acknowledge him when they see him, according to the

The 6-foot-11 Ulvydas allegedly then grabbed “the victim by the back of the neck while yelling, ‘If you don’t say hi to me I’ll (expletive) kill you, you know who I am,’ according to

The Orlando Sentinel reported Ulvydas was released on a $500 bond before midnight Saturday. reported Ulvydas made a separate death threat two weeks ago.

“We’re aware of the situation and continuing to look into the matter,” UCF basketball coach Johnny Dawkins told in a statement. “Rokas Ulvydas has been suspended indefinitely from all basketball-related activity.”

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