For the second time in less than a week, Washington State’s Paul Wulff has been forced to deal with one of his football players veering off the legal straight and narrow.
First it was cornerback Tracy Clark, who was arrested for allegedly swiping a laptop from an unlocked dorm room. Now, the Cougars’ leading rusher — who may or may not return regardless —
According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, running back James Montgomery was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Montgomery was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for suspicion of DUI. During the course of the stop, Montgomery allegedly tried to hide a small amount of marijuana.
Montgomery’s collegiate eligibility has technically expired, although he’s petitioned the NCAA for an additional season of eligibility. In September of 2009, Montgomery suffered a catastrophic leg injury that nearly cost him both his leg and his life.
He recovered enough from that injury to lead Wazzu in rushing last season with 478 yards.