PULLMAN – Washington State University president Kirk Schulz told Spokane TV station SWX that Cougar linebacker Logan Tago is suspended from football activities per university policy while under charges for felony robbery and gross misdemeanor assault.
Tago’s initial court date is scheduled for Nov. 4, meaning he will miss at least the next three WSU football games, and presumably more than that before his case is resolved. Besides the initial hearing, the case could require many motions to be filed and could take some time to go to trial, barring a plea deal. Even a plea deal could require a lengthy wait if the defense needs to mount a case in order to gain leverage.
Tago started at rush linebacker in two games this season for WSU, including last Saturday’s win over Stanford.
Tago has been charged by the Whitman County Prosecutor in the superior court for second degree robbery and fourth degree assault, after allegedly striking a Pullman resident and taking his beer.
On Monday coach Mike Leach said “if I have anything to do with it, he will play until proven guilty.” However, WSU policy is that players charged with a felony will not be allowed to participate until the case is resolved, barring extraordinary circumstances.
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