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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mike Leach being sued by former player over dismissal

Mike Leach

Washington State head coach Mike Leach is being sued by a former player who alleges that the coach enforces team rules inconsistently.

Zaire Webb, a freshman defensive back, was dismissed from the team in October along with freshman wide receiver Anthony White Jr. for alleged theft at a Walmart. They were accused of trying to steal $225 worth of merchandise by not paying for all the items in their cart and were cited for third-degree theft. The charge against Webb was dismissed in December.

The two were kicked off the team and lost their scholarships the day after the alleged theft because they violated one of Leach’s three rules: don’t do drugs, don’t steal, and don’t hit a woman.

But in his lawsuit, Webb says Leach is selective about when he chooses to enforce the three rules.

According to KXLY, the suit cites Logan Tago, who is still on the team despite mugging a teammate for beer; Daquawn Brown, who remained on the team despite pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge; and Grant Porter, who remains on the roster despite a pending domestic violence case.

Webb had one tackle in five games for the Cougars. He was denied an appeal of Leach’s decision and was not allowed to transfer to other Pac-12 schools.

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