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Police arrest another WSU Cougar

Washington State linebacker Logan Tago (45) brings down Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Pullman. Tago was arrested for second degree assault and second degree robbery on Monday. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
Washington State linebacker Logan Tago (45) brings down Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Pullman. Tago was arrested for second degree assault and second degree robbery on Monday. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

In his A Grip of Sports blog, SR colleague Vince Grippi reacts to latest WSU Cougar to be arrested this season (including preseason):

Opened the paper this morning – the electronic version of it anyway – and saw a story by Jacob Thorpe about a Washington State football player being arrested for assault. A different Washington State football player. What the heck is going on? Let’s recap for those of you who haven’t been paying attention. There was a fight this summer in which some still-unidentified WSU players were allegedly involved. No one has been charged in that incident. Yet. Then starting safety Shalom Luani missed a week after an assault arrest. (That story moved forward yesterday; see below.) And now linebacker Logan Tago has been arrested, charged with assault and robbery in an incident that dates back to early June. Really? You thought Hangover II was bad, this is worse. And, in our version of Hangover III, we’ll also say the same thing we said when Luani was arrested. This has to stop. Again, we don’t have any idea of veracity of these charges. That has to be determined by the court system. But just the idea of high-profile athletes being even peripherally involved in such incidents makes us shudder.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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