An off-field incident involving a Wyoming football player will have on-field implications for the linebacker.
Earlier this month, Cassh Maluia (pictured, No. 46) was arrested on multiple charges, including suspicion of driving under the influence, underage consumption of alcohol and driving with no driver’s license. Friday evening, head coach Craig Bohl announced that the junior has been suspended for the school’s season opener against New Mexico State on Aug. 25.
Additional punitive measures stemming from the arrest include mandatory counseling; complete the AWARE training program on campus; and complete 50 hours of community service.
“We also view this as a learning opportunity, not just for Cassh, but for the rest of our team members,” the head coach said in a portion of the school’s statement.
After appearing in 13 games as a true freshman in 2016, Maluia again played in all 13 games for the Cowboys this past season. the Compton, Cali., native finished 2017 fourth on the team in tackles with 74, and was tied for fifth in passes broken up with three.
Exiting spring practice earlier this offseason, Maluia was penciled in as the Cowboys’ starting weakside linebacker.