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WSU tackle Robert Barber’s expulsion reduced to suspension

PULLMAN – The Spokesman-Review has confirmed a Seattle Times report citing multiple sources who say Washington State nose tackle Robert Barber will be allowed to play in this weekend’s game …

Logan Tago suspended from Washington State football team; charged with felony robbery, gross misdemeanor assault

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 …

Whitman County prosecutor will not charge WSU’s Shalom Luani

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy has decided not to charge Washington State safety Shalom Luani in connection with a fight Aug. 24 at a Pullman Domino’s Pizza that left one …

Decision whether to charge WSU football player Shalom Luani with assault could come by Monday

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said Wednesday that, barring any problems, he expects to make a charging decision against Washington State football player Shalom Luani by Monday.

Editorial: WSU fumbles response to crime issue

WSU’s brand has been damaged, and President Shulz should at least say that something is seriously wrong when so many athletes are running afoul of the law. If the university …

Shawn Vestal: WSU’s Schulz, Leach, Moos punt responsibility

WSU president Kirk Schulz’s football first mantra fails the leadership test needed to deal with the problem of player arrests.

WSU President Kirk Schulz says school may reconsider handling of athlete arrests after football season ends

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz said Monday he’s confident in his athletics department’s handling of the arrests of four football players.

Questions and accusations swirl in WSU football program as felony arrests mount

With four felony arrests of Washington State University football players in the past month, the athletic department has suddenly found itself answering more questions about the hits players are delivering …

Website: WSU leads nation in arrests of student athletes

Washington State University leads the nation in the number of its student-athletes who’ve been arrested in the last five years, according to a website that tracks such incidents. Officials at …

Is dealing with athletes’ criminal activity really ‘a team matter?’

When a Washington State football player is accused of a crime, the response from coaches and staff is almost always the same: “It’s a team matter.” But is it?

Robert Barber one of two WSU players arrested Friday on preliminary charge of felony assault

The Pullman police will recommend that two Washington State football players and two other people be charged as the result of a July 23 party fight that resulted in multiple …

John Blanchette: Leach draws up some misdirection in defending players

Never say Mike Leach doesn’t have open-field moves.

Pullman Police chief denies Mike Leach allegations of profiling

The chief of police of this college town said he understands why Washington State coach Mike Leach may be frustrated with the number of assault investigations involving his players, but …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 13, 2016

Mike Leach accuses media, police of targeting football players following latest felony arrest of linebacker Logan Tago

PULLMAN – As if the Washington State Cougars needed more to worry about this week, the team suffered another setback on Monday when rush linebacker Logan Tago was arrested for …

Mike Leach’s statement regarding recent felony assault investigations

Mike Leach gathered reporters after practice to issue a statement on the recent assault investigations involving Washington State football players. Here is the the entire statement

Luani case remains active as police ask prosecutor for review

The Pullman Police Department’s investigation into Washington State football player Shalom Luani remains active, even as the safety plays on Saturdays for the Cougars.

Shalom Luani update: Pullman police to recommend assault charges

Pullman police say they will recommend an assault charge against Washington State football player Shalom Luani, even as coach Mike Leach disputes media accounts of Luani’s arrest.

WSU safety Shalom Luani arrested for felony assault

Washington State starting free safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking a man’s nose during a dispute outside Domino’s Pizza in Pullman.

Six WSU football players persons of interest in weekend assault

Six Washington State football players are persons of interest after a weekend brawl that left two students hospitalized and more with minor injuries. Pullman police commander Chris Tennant said the …

Witnesses say WSU football players assaulted 2 students

A group of Washington State University football players is being blamed for a brutal assault that left one student unconscious and another with a fractured jaw.

WSU’s Calvin Green arrested for hit-and-run

Calvin Green was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with hit-and-run, reckless endangerment and not having a valid license.

Former football player sues WSU

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 …

Report says WSU football coach Mike Leach dismisses veteran CB Daquawn Brown

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 …

WSU football’s Drew Loftus arrested again

PULLMAN – Washington State wide receiver Drew Loftus was arrested for assault in the fourth degree early Thursday morning, his 21st birthday.

Washington State LB Ivan McLennan arrested for brandishing a gun

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 …

Cougars’ Daquawn Brown arrested for assault

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 …

WSU receiver Marks arrested at Pullman bar

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 …

WSU linebacker Su’a arrested

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 …

Washington State lineman Emmitt Su’a-Kalio arrested

Washington State freshman defensive lineman Emmitt Su’a-Kalio faces a charge of second-degree assault after it was alleged he punched someone Tuesday morning.

Mayes third Cougar arrested in two weeks

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 …