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UPDATE: Kalafitoni Pole will play in the New Mexico Bowl

From Albuquerque —

On Wednesday it was widely reported that Washington State defensive end Kalafitoni Pole would not play in the New Mexico bowl and had been sent home. However, after practice on Thursday WSU coach Mike Leach said that is not the case.

“He’s here, he just had to take care of an academic issue. But he’s here,” Leach said.

UPDATE: Jessamyn McIntyre, WSU's sideline reporter, tweeted that Pole flew back to New Mexico today and has apparently taken care of his academic concerns.

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More after the jump.

WSU’s Pole sent home for academic reasons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Washington State defensive end Kalafitoni Pole is academically ineligible and will not play in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, the Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday evening. After traveling with the team to New Mexico on Tuesday, Pole was sent home once the team learned of his academic status.

More after the jump.

WSU’s Toni Pole cited for making false statement

COUGARS

Washington State defensive tackle Toni Pole was issued a citation late Saturday night for making a false statement to a Pullman Police officer.

A Pullman PD spokesperson said police were called about a noise complaint earlier in the night and issued a warning to Pole, who provided a false name and birth date.

When police responded to another noise complaint at the same address later that night, the same officer recognized Pole and realized that he had given them a fake name earlier. He provided his real name the second time, and was written a ticket for making a false statement to police.

Pole's alleged crime is a gross misdemeanor. The fourth-year junior is a native of Union City, Calif.

A WSU spokesman said the team will handle the matter internally.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokseman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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