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Long, Laurenzi arrested in separate incidents


As first reported by, linebacker Travis Long and defensive tackle Anthony Laurenzi were arrested in separate incidents during the past three days. Here is a short item we filed for tomorrow's newspaper.

A pair of potential starters on the Washington State football team were arrested in separate incidents during the past four days.

Starting senior linebacker Travis Long, who is representing WSU at Pac-12 media day in Los Angeles on Tuesday, was arrested on the evening of July 20 on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol, a Pullman Police Department employee confirmed.

Long’s date of birth is listed in the Pullman police log as July 24, 1991, making today is his 21st birthday.

On Sunday, defensive tackle Anthony Laurenzi was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft at 1690 Southeast Harvest Dr., which is the address of the Walmart shopping center in Pullman. Pullman PD’s spokesperson, Cmdr. Chris Tennant, was out of the office when attempts to reach him were made Monday afternoon, and further details of the arrests were not immediately available.

A WSU spokesman confirmed that coaches are aware of the situation, which will be an internal matter going forward, and also confirmed that Long did make the trip to Los Angeles along with quarterback Jeff Tuel and coach Mike Leach.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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