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Video of WSU Regents public meeting and Robert Barber press conference

State Senator Michael Baumgartner and suspended WSU football player Robert Barber after the WSU regents meeting. (Jacob Thorpe / The Spokesman-Review)
State Senator Michael Baumgartner and suspended WSU football player Robert Barber after the WSU regents meeting. (Jacob Thorpe / The Spokesman-Review)

The Washington State board of regents conducted an open forum on Friday at the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus, drawing passionate pleas from several people on behalf of suspended football player Robert Barber.

State Senator Michael Baumgartner was among the speakers and at one point stormed out of the meeting and yelled: "If you don't fix this I goddamn will."

Baumgartner returned later with Barber. After the open forum, Baumgartner and Barber conducted an impromptu press conference to further make his plea to reinstate Barber.

Here is the press conference with Barber and Baumgartner:

And here are parts one and two of the public comment period.




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Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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