Football: Starting cornerback Brandon Jones, arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning by the Washington State University police, was dismissed from the team Tuesday.
Football coach Paul Wulff decided to dismiss Jones for “violation of team rules,” according to WSU sports information director Bill Stevens.
Jones, a senior-to-be, was arrested at 3:13 a.m. just north of campus, according to the police report.
Pullman police arrested Jones last Nov. 30 in a domestic dispute. No charges were filed and the case was dropped in December.
Jones, who played at O’Dea High in Seattle, started his collegiate career at California, redshirting his first year in Berkeley. After playing a season for the Bears, he transferred to WSU and sat out the 2008 season.
He started 11 games for the Cougars in 2009, missing the Apple Cup with the lingering effects of a back injury first suffered against Notre Dame. He posted 37 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
Gray second in PRCA standings
Rodeo: Cheney’s Ryan Gray won two go-rounds at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, including the short-go on Super Bowl Sunday, and placed in another round to finish second in the average, winning close to $9,000, which pushed him to second in the PRCA bareback standings with more than $16,570. The leader is Utah cowboy Kaycee Feild, who won Fort Worth and has collected $20,233.
Tie-down roper Tyson Durfey of Colbert tied for fourth in the second go-round to earn $2,632.
Gray has already picked up $3,629 in the on-going San Antonio rodeo. It’s a unique event that is run tournament-style and he is already assured of returning for the semifinals in 10 days.
Chiefs take on Moose Jaw
Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs will see the last of the Eastern Conference during the regular season when Moose Jaw visits the Spokane Arena tonight at 7.
This will be Moose Jaw’s first trip to the Arena since Jan. 4, 2008, a 5-4 shootout win by Spokane.
Last year, Levko Koper had two goals and Mitch Wahl had three points in Spokane’s 6-2 win in Moose Jaw. Stefan Ulmer had a goal and an assist.
In their last 15 games against Moose Jaw, the Chiefs are 8-4 with three ties. Spokane is 2-3 against the East Division this year.