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Former University of Miami player charged in murder of Bryan Pata

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MIAMI – Rashuan Jones (#38) has been charged in the murder of his former teammate Bryan Pata (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Former University of Miami star Bryan Pata was murdered outside of his apartment 15 years ago, a cold case until Thursday afternoon.

Pata’s former teammate at the U, Rashaun Jones, was arrested my detectives on Thursday in Marion County, according to multiple reports.

Jones once gotten into a fistfight with Pata and also dated the slain player’s girlfriend, the Miami Herald reported.

According to documents obtained by ESPN, in the hours after the shooting, Jones — who had been suspended because of a third positive marijuana test — skipped a mandatory team meeting at the campus athletic center. The story also says Jones changed his phone number the day of the shooting and asked another student athlete “to borrow money to go out of town.”