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Washington State dismisses Zaire Webb, Anthony White Jr. from football team following alleged shoplifting incident

Oct. 5, 2017 Updated Thu., Oct. 5, 2017 at 7:14 p.m.

PULLMAN – Zaire Webb and Anthony White Jr. have been dismissed from the Cougars football team, a Washington State official confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Thursday evening.

Webb, a freshman defensive back, and White Jr., a freshman wide receiver, were arrested by Pullman Police for alleged theft at Walmart around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the police department’s activity log.

Pullman Radio News reported that the players went through Walmart checkout without paying for all of the items in their cart. Webb and White allegedly tried to steal $225 worth of merchandise and were arrested, cited and released for misdemeanor 3rd degree theft, according to Pullman Radio News.

Stealing is one of three violations that will automatically get a player dismissed from Mike Leach’s football team. Smoking weed and assaulting a woman are the other two.

Webb has registered one tackle in five games this season as a defensive back. White Jr. hasn’t appeared in a game this season and likely would’ve redshirted.

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