Anthony Laurenzi, a freshman defensive lineman at Washington State, was cited last week for possession of marijuana, under 40 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, according to Pullman police spokesman Cmdr. Chris Tennant.
Laurenzi, from Placentia, Calif., was arrested, cited and released. If convicted, each charge carries a mandatory minimum $250 fine and one day in jail for a first offense.
Laurenzi, who redshirted last season, has been suspended from team activities pending an investigation by the coaching staff, according to a WSU spokesman.
Gonzaga University has been picked to finish fourth in the West Coast Conference for the 2009 season according to a preseason vote of the league’s head coaches.
The University of San Diego and Pepperdine University were picked as favorites to win this year’s WCC regular-season title in the 2009 preseason poll.
Santa Clara was picked to finish third with 35 points. Gonzaga received the last remaining first-place vote and received 30 points.
San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary’s and Portland rounded out the poll.