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WSU linebacker Logan Tago again suspended for role in summer assault

Washington State linebacker Logan Tago (45) has been suspended for a second time. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
Washington State linebacker Logan Tago (45) has been suspended for a second time. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – Washington State linebacker Logan Tago has been suspended by athletic director Bill Moos for the second time because of his role in an alleged incident on June 4, for which he was charged with second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree misdemeanor assault.

Tago recently accepted a plea deal for third-degree assault, and was subsequently suspended indefinitely from football. Tago initially received a two-year suspension from the WSU student-conduct board.

That suspension was temporarily revoked following a Whitman County Superior Court ruling that lifted teammate Robert Barber’s suspension because copies of questions to witnesses that Barber provided the conduct board were destroyed. This also occurred in during Tago’s student-conduct board case, and the judge’s ruling caused the school to review all student-conduct board decisions in which questions were destroyed.

Tago played in the final two games of the season despite an athletic department policy that forbids athletes facing felony charges. There is, however, a clause in the policy that allows an exception if the athletic director feels there are extraordinary mitigating circumstances.

According to the Seattle Times, Tago’s plea deal involves agreeing to serve 30 days in the Whitman County jail, perform 240 hours of community service and pay $800 in fines. He has between April 1 and Aug. 5 to fulfill those requirements.

Tago’s charges stemmed from an incident over the summer in which he took another man’s six-pack of beer and struck the victim.

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