Logan Tago was charged with second degree felony robbery and fourth degree assault, stemming from an incident which occurred in June.
The assault charge is a misdemeanor. Washington State coach Mike Leach told the media he hopes to have Tago available for their game on Saturday.
“If I have anything to do with it, he’ll play ’til he’s proven guilty,” Leach said. “We’re going to presume people innocent until proven guilty around here.”
Athletic director Bill Moos has had a standing policy forbidding players charged with a crime from playing during that season.
Allegedly, a 23-year-old man was approached by a group of men on June 4. They demanded the six-pack of beer he was carrying, and when he refused, he was assaulted and suffered a concussion.
The victim later identified Tago as one of the assailants.
If convicted, Tago’s felony robbery charge would carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine. His misdemeanor charge would result in a one-year sentence and a $5,000 fine; or both.
Washington State recently handled Stanford in a 42-16 victory and will play UCLA next week.
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