Last February, Gabe Marks was arrested on an alcohol-related charge. The same month a year later, it’s lather, rinse and repeat on the inebriated legal front for the Washington State wide receiver — albeit on slightly more serious charges.
According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, Marks was arrested very early Saturday morning following an incident inside of a Pullman drinking establishment. The four charges Marks is facing are all misdemeanors, with the Spokane-Review reporting they consist of fourth-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespass, being a minor intoxicated in public and frequenting a tavern.
Essentially, the 19-year-old Marks stepped in legal water by drunkenly punching an employee of the bar. Please allow the Seattle Times and Sgt. Dan Dornes of the Pullman Police Department to explain:
Dornes said that Marks, a 19-year-old, was being detained by “a number of employees” outside Stubblefields bar in Pullman at 2:12 a.m. Saturday when Pullman Police Department officers responded to a call that an employee had been assaulted.
“He was in a dispute with another patron and they were asking him to leave the premises and they were escorting him to leave the premises,” Dornes said. “During that time he punched one of the employees, which was a 34-year-old male and so they held him there.”
According to Dornes, Marks was “heavily intoxicated.”
Following the incident, Marks took to Twitter to offer up a mea culpa for another arrest, an apology that for whatever reason was subsequently deleted.
“I am sorry to everyone who believed in me,” the Spokesman-Review quoted Marks as writing. “My actions are my own and I have to live with it. Can’t change the past. Can only look forward.”
Last season, Marks led the Cougars in receptions (74), receiving yards (807) and receiving touchdowns (seven). Just a couple of months after finishing the 2012 season second in catches and yards, Marks was cited for being a minor exhibiting the effects of alcohol consumption.