Earlier this year, it was reported that a few Washington State football players had been involved in a fight with fellow students that left one hospitalized. Now it seems that one player has felt the wrath of the school as starting defensive tackle Robert Barber has been expelled.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review reported that Barber “has been expelled from the school following a University Conduct Board investigation into a fight over the summer that left one student unconscious and another hospitalized with a fractured jaw.” He is appealing the decision and will be allowed to practice, but will not permitted to play until the process has been seen through.
“The meeting was a chance for all three of us to come together face-to-face and discuss these recent incidents,” Pullman Police Department chief Bill Moos said. “It was an opportunity to express thoughts, on all sides, and gain a better understanding of processes and procedures in incidents like we have seen recently.”
Barber has recorded 26 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and two sacks in a little more than three seasons with the Cougars. He will certainly be missed on the field until his appeal is over, but it certainly doesn’t look like he will be back for the team this year.
The Cougars look to get their first win of the year when they host Idaho on Saturday at 2 p.m. EST on PAC-12 Network.
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