PULLMAN – The Spokesman-Review has confirmed a Seattle Times report citing multiple sources who say Washington State nose tackle Robert Barber will be allowed to play in this weekend’s game at Arizona State while appealing his suspension for his role in a fight at an off-campus party during the summer. Barber was originally expelled by the University Conduct Board but the sanction was changed to a suspension by the University Appeals Board Barber’s suspension will last until July, 2017, but the fifth-year senior will appeal the ruling and request that the suspension begin in spring semester.
Washington State University president Kirk Schulz told Spokane TV station SWX that Cougar linebacker Logan Tago is suspended from football activities per university policy while under charges for felony robbery and gross misdemeanor assault.
Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy has decided not to charge Washington State safety Shalom Luani in connection with a fight Aug. 24 at a Pullman Domino’s Pizza that left one man with a broken nose and Luani with a concussion.
Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said Wednesday that, barring any problems, he expects to make a charging decision against Washington State football player Shalom Luani by Monday.
WSU president Kirk Schulz’s football first mantra fails the leadership test needed to deal with the problem of player arrests.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz said Monday he’s confident in his athletics department’s handling of the arrests of four football players.
With four felony arrests of Washington State University football players in the past month, the athletic department has suddenly found itself answering more questions about the hits players are delivering at parties than the ones they are supposed to be delivering on the football field.
Washington State University leads the nation in the number of its student-athletes who’ve been arrested in the last five years, according to a website that tracks such incidents. Officials at WSU claim athletes come under particular scrutiny in a small town where they’re highly recognized.
When a Washington State football player is accused of a crime, the response from coaches and staff is almost always the same: “It’s a team matter.” But is it?
The Pullman police will recommend that two Washington State football players and two other people be charged as the result of a July 23 party fight that resulted in multiple hospitalizations.