Calvin Green was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with hit-and-run, reckless endangerment and not having a valid license.
Washington State student newspaper 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 driver 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 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.
This marks the second arrest of the 2016 offseason for the Cougars. Running back Jamal Morrow was recently sentenced to one day in jail and a fine after he was arrested for DUI in January. The WSU football program has a policy to not comment on arrests, which it considers internal matters.
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