Lynn Katoa didn’t start playing football until high school. He was recruited by places such as Texas and USC. Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune 8/10/07
Lynn Katoa didn't start playing football until high school. He was recruited by places such as Texas and USC. Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune 8/10/07 ( Al Hartmann )
A judge set bond at $2,500 Monday morning for a former University of Colorado linebacker who was arrested last week for allegedly violating his probation by head-butting a man outside a Boulder bar.

Lynn Katoa, appearing in court in a navy blue jail uniform, asked Boulder District Judge Carol Glowinsky from the jury box if she would consider lowering the bond. The judge refused and scheduled Katoa's next hearing for Sept. 9.

The 21-year-old former linebacker came to CU in January 2008 as a five-star recruit. But he landed in trouble a couple of months later when he hit a man in the head with a rock at an off-campus party.

He was given a three-year deferred sentence that would have been cleared off his record if he stayed out of trouble, but Katoa violated the terms of his sentence by skipping his substance-abuse monitoring and treatment and was sent to the jail's work-release program in March.

On July 11, police said Katoa head-butted former teammate Aric Goodman outside Shooters Grill and Bar on University Hill. Katoa, who had been refused entry, was angry at Goodman because he felt he hadn't helped him get into the bar, according to police.

He faces a charge of third-degree assault in that incident.

Katoa, who said he was taking continuing education classes at CU this summer, told the judge that he expected to bond out and would hire a private attorney.