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WSU DB Calvin Green arrested for hit-and-run

Washington State WR Calvin Green (83) fights off Isaac Dotson (31) after a pass reception during the Crimson and Gray spring football game, April 25, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State WR Calvin Green (83) fights off Isaac Dotson (31) after a pass reception during the Crimson and Gray spring football game, April 25, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Calvin Green was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with hit-and-run, reckless endangerment and not having a valid license.

Washington State student paper The Daily Evergreen first reported the news of Green's arrest on Monday night.

Green, a sophomore last season, switched from wide receiver to defensive back near the end of fall camp. He played both safety and nickelback for the Cougars, primarily as a backup, although he did start at nickel against Oregon. Green made seven tackles while playing in nine total games.

Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times spoke to Pullman Police spokesman Commander Chris Tennant, who said that Green backed a silver Ford Focus into a white Dodge Neon at approximately 1:55 a.m. on Sunday, March 6. When the driver of the Dodge Neon exited the vehicle, Green pulled into an alley about a block away from the incident and turned off his lights.

Loh then reports that when the driver of the struck vehicle approached Green on foot to obtain his information, Green drove off. However, the drive was able to discern Green's license plate number and called the police, who pulled Green over during a routine traffic stop shortly thereafter. 

Tennant says that while the arresting officer smelled alcohol and Green admitted to drinking. However Green, who is a minor, passed a field sobriety test and was released on his own recognizance.

The WSU football program has a policy to not comment on arrests, which it considers internal matters.



Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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