Washington State linebacker Logan Tago was suspended from playing in games for the Cougars for the foreseeable future after being charged with second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree misdemeanor assault.
“I firmly believe in the notion that a person is innocent until proven guilty, so while the legal matter is ongoing, Logan will be allowed to practice with the team, though that will be determined by the head coach,” athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement released Wednesday. “I do believe Logan to be a fine young man. Unfortunately, it appears during the incident in question he did not represent the high standards we expect from our student-athletes at WSU. As previously stated, we will now see the legal process through before making any further determination.”
School policy states that if a player is charged with a felony, the student-athlete is not allowed to play for the school. The athletic department has been supportive of the sophomore however, and head coach Mike Leach has mentioned several times that he would prefer it if Tago is allowed to play until the legal process sorts itself out.
Reports state that the linebacker was one of several people identified and charged with allegedly assaulting a man over the summer and robbing him of a case of beer he was carrying.
Tago was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection last year for the Cougars and is expected to miss at least the next month of games, if not longer, as he deals with the case. He has 12 tackles and a sack so far this season.