Three separate incidents in a little over a month have resulted in the arrests of two Washington State football pla… check, that, make it four incidents and three players in that same time span.
The latest Cougar to find himself on the wrong side of the law — and squarely in head coach Mike Leach‘s doghouse — is defensive tackle Austin Brown, who according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News was arrested late last Friday night at a local Walmart. Brown was charged with third-degree theft, with the items allegedly stolen being valued at a little over $50.
Those items, the Daily Evergreen wrote, included ” two gallons of milk, a bag of potato chips, strudel pastries, and a box of frozen corn dogs.” The student paper went on to point out that “the groceries were still in Brown’s vehicle at the time of his arrest.”
Brown took a redshirt for his true freshman season in 2012 before playing sparingly last season. He was a late addition to Leach’s first Wazzu recruiting class.
Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that cornerback Daquawn Brown was arrested on a pair of assault charges — one of which is a felony — over the weekend. Additionally, it was reported that Brown had been arrested in early February for driving without a valid license.
Both the Browns, neither of whom is related, could be facing dismissal as there are a trio of Leach no-nos that usually trigger a forced departure: violence against women, stealing and drug use.
Along with those two, wide receiver Gabe Marks is facing a charge of, among others, assault stemming from an incident in mid-February.