Ongoing coverage: With growing count of felony arrests, the WSU football program is gaining national notoriety off the field.
The number of arrests leads the nation, but school officials say an overzealous police department targets players.
Washington State has been named as a defendant in a civil suit brought by former Cougars football player Domenic Rockey stemming from an incident on Oct. 1, 2013, that left Rockey in the hospital. The suit claims that WSU was negligent by not adequately supervising players and reckless by insisting that players “keep each other accountable.” Rockey contends that enforcing a literal interpretation of that phrase caused a teammate to injure him, which cost medical damages, caused extreme weight loss and affected the walk-on’s chances of earning a scholarship.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach has dismissed cornerback Daquawn Brown, his team’s leading tackler and most experienced defensive back, according to an internet report. The team does not publicly address player dismissals and Leach could not immediately be reached for comment.
Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan was arrested on Sunday for unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm after pointing a nonlethal pellet gun at a student, a gross misdemeanor. Pullman police commander Chris Tennant confirmed to The Spokesman-Review that the police received a phone call the afternoon of Sunday, June 15 from a student saying that a man brandishing a firearm pointed it at them as they drove through the parking lot at 1560 NE Brandi Way.
Washington State CB Daquawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault. The rising sophomore was released on Monday. Police logs indicate he was also arrested earlier this month for driving without valid identification.
PULLMAN – Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks was arrested at Stubblefields bar early Saturday morning and cited for four misdemeanors: fourth-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespass, being a minor intoxicated in public and frequenting a tavern. According to Sgt. Dan Dornes of the Pullman Police Department, officers responded to a call saying that someone had assaulted a Stubblefields employee shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday. Dornes said when they arrived, Marks, 19, was heavily intoxicated and was being detained by “a number of employees.”
PULLMAN – Linebacker Chester Su’a of the Washington State football team has been arrested for failing to appear for a hearing regarding a charge of driving without a license. Su’a was arrested on Thursday after judge Douglas Robinson of the Whitman County District Court issued a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday, according to patrol sergeant Dan Dornes of the Pullman Police Department.
The count of Washington State football players arrested in the last two weeks is now at three after junior linebacker Logan Mayes was arrested early Thursday evening on suspicion of hit and run, according to the Pullman Police logs. A WSU spokesman confirmed that coaches are aware of the incident, which will be handled internally per coach Mike Leach’s policy. A PPD employee who answered the phone Sunday morning said nobody on duty was able to answer media inquiries, meaning details of Mayes’ arrest are still unclear.
Washington State running back Teondray Caldwell was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of assault and burglary stemming from an April 28 incident at a Pullman residence. KQQQ 1150-AM in Pullman reported that Caldwell and a group of WSU football players were denied entry to a party, and that Caldwell allegedly struck a man sitting on the porch.
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From Pullman -- Washington State will hold the first of its 15 spring football practices on Thursday, continuing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Crimson and Gray game will be held at Spokane’s Joe Albi Field on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. and spring...
From Las Vegas -- Washington State cornerback DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault. The rising sophomore was released on Monday. Police logs indicate he was also arrested earlier this month...
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State receiver Gabe Marks was cited for minor exhibiting effects of having consumed alcohol early Sunday, WSU Police Officer Joe Kirshner confirmed. Kirshner said he was not permitted to release further details. According to the department’s activity log, Marks, 18,...
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State running back Leon Brooks was arrested early Sunday morning by a Whitman County Sheriff's Deputy on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The sheriff office’s arrest log shows Brooks was arrested at 3:01 a.m. on Sunday. According...