Former player arrested, charged with 2006 murder of Miami football star Bryan Pata
Bryan Pata, who played on the University of Miami football team, was shot and killed after practice on November 7, 2006. - Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald/MCT

MIAMI — Cell records, a key eyewitness and a history of bad blood led authorities on Thursday to arrest a former University of Miami football player for the murder of Bryan Pata, a star Hurricanes defensive lineman who was gunned down in 2006 in what had been one of South Florida’s most infamous unsolved killings. Miami-Dade homicide detectives arrested Rashaun Jones, 35, a former Canes defensive back, in Marion County on a charge of first-degree murder. He’ll be extradited to Miami-Dade County to await trial. The arrest, 15 years after the homegrown football star was shot to death outside a K...