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Pot bust leads to Wazzu LB’s dismissal

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Last month, Mike Leach dismissed a Washington State linebacker following an arrest on an assault charge.

This month, another player at that position has suffered a similar fate.

According to KXLY-TV in Pullman, Sekope Kaufusi was arrested earlier this week and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  A search warrant, the result of a weed-like odor emanating from Kaufusi’s residence, was executed Tuesday night and resulted in the charges.

As a result of the arrest, a Wazzu spokesperson confirmed that Kaufusi has been dismissed from the football program.

In 11 games as a redshirt sophomore last season, Kaufusi finished tied for third in sacks with two and fifth in tackles for loss with four.

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9 Responses to “Pot bust leads to Wazzu LB’s dismissal”
  1. lottsmissingfinger says: Mar 2, 2012 9:59 PM

    Looks like the Pirate has them walking a short plank. At this pace, Wazzu is going to end up with a 5-1-5 defense.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:06 PM

    Probably dismissed him because he wouldn’t cut his hair.

  3. pedagoguish says: Mar 2, 2012 10:47 PM

    I love it. Leach is setting the stage for success by showing that he tolerates no nonsense. Compare his actions with those of Dennis Erickson at Arizona State. Erickson too long tolerated the intolerable, and the result was career ending for him. Expect Leach to be around for a long, long time.

  4. mikehockhurtz says: Mar 3, 2012 12:23 AM

    Jus keepin it real yaheardme

  5. mikehockhurtz says: Mar 3, 2012 12:25 AM

    That’s all there is to do in Washington…smoke the hippy lettuce

  6. pdcooper08 says: Mar 3, 2012 4:36 AM

    Leach will use Wazu as a stepping stone. He’ll get it rolling strong, but he will spring board in a few years for sure. Unless your a Wazu grad and have Washington ties, your not staying there long.

    Pullman’s got to be one of the tougher places in the country to recruit to. I wish him and the Cougars luck!

  7. thegamecocker says: Mar 3, 2012 10:29 AM


    I think you could be right but NOT for the reasons you stated. Coach Leach will be successful and it may take 3-5 years of attracting the players he wants for his system. But the reason he would leave is because he burned at Texas Tech even though he was successful and LOYAL! I think he may be somewhat skittish about being UNCONDITIONALLY LOYAL, as he was at Texas Tech. Even though he had a contract, he was vilified by Craig James and the ESPN machine. He might be thinking that strategy doesn’t work and from here on out, he is going to take care of only himself. Loyalty has unfortunately been cast aside in today’s business culture. I think that is a shame but true nonetheless.

  8. friarjack61 says: Mar 5, 2012 1:29 PM

    Another non-student athlete looses his opportunity to impress the pros. What do they do with their unused books ?

    Great job of kicking them off the team. How soon before they leave school, so they can tell the ‘gang on the street’, that they can now join them, and become the true bums that they are.
    College Football Players ? No. Bums ? Yes.

  9. mrslay1 says: Mar 5, 2012 4:16 PM

    Your right again gamecocker! Leach was just plain cheated out of his money and smeared by little man crieg james and his espn henchmen. This case should have gone to the US Supreme Court, to stop schools from getting away with not being sued on matters like this therefore allowing Administrators to get away with anything. Leach is a outstanding coach who made TT mean something for the first time in football. After what he has been through who could blame him for looking out for #1. I look forward to watching his teams where ever he is.

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