WSU receiver Marquess Wilson suspended

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FROM PULLMAN — After reportedly walking out of a conditioning workout last night, WSU receiver Marquess Wilson has been suspended, a school spokesperson said. Read on.


WSU announced yesterday that it wasn't going to practice last night, though apparently it did hold a lengthy conditioning session which Wilson walked out of, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Wilson was demoted to second-string at one of the outside receiver positions two weeks ago despite being the school's all-time leader in receiving yards, as well as the team's leading receiver this season with 52 catches for 813 yards. Dominique Williams started at outside receiver the last two weeks, but Wilson still led WSU in receiving in each of those games.

While this is the biggest blow yet to a WSU team that has slipped further and further into turmoil over the past few weeks, it's not necessarily a monumental surprise. Wilson has been singled out by coaches numerous times in practice this season — starting in the spring, and continuing into fall — for lack of effort or lack of aggression. He's been made to perform up-downs quite a few times, as well.

So the official word from WSU is that he's suspended, though I've seen and heard rumblings and reports that Wilson has quit the team. Mike Leach is scheduled to meet with reporters around 1 p.m. or so today, so maybe we'll know more then.

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

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