A brief episode of weekend shenanigans ended up coming back to bite three Washington State student-athletes. Offensive guard Christian Haangana and linebacker Fa’avae Fa’avae were charged for felony second-degree malicious mischief after witnesses claim they were jumping on a vehicle and causing damage to the hood and windows.
According to a report from KREM in Spokane, Washington, the damage to the Mercedes sports utility vehicle exceeded $750. A third student-athlete, women’s basketball player Makamae Gormera-Stevens was also charged with the same felony. Information regarding what led to the alleged mischief was not reported. An investigation by police in Pullman is ongoing at this time.
Haangana played in all 13 games last season as a redshirt sophomore. Fa’avae appeared in 10 games for the Cougars in 2018 as a redshirt freshman, after sitting out the 2017 season. He recorded six tackles with 2.5 sacks while playing defense and special teams.
The current status of the Washington State student-athletes has not been updated at this time while the legal process continues to unfold.