WSU’s Toni Pole cited for making false statement

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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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