Wash. State to review football program allegations

Wash. State to review football program allegations

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Wide receiver Marquess Wilson #86 of the Washington State Cougars rushes against the Oregon Ducks on September 29, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 7:02 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. - The president of Washington State University has asked the athletic department and the Pac-12 separately to review recent allegations about the football program in Pullman.

The move comes one day after star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team, blaming the coaching staff for what he called abuse of players.

Wilson says he left the program because of the actions of first-year coach Mike Leach and his staff. Wilson says the new staff has "preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us," and that included physical abuse.

WSU President Elson Floyd says in a statement Sunday that he asked the athletic department to report findings and conclusions as soon as possible. Floyd says reviews from both the Pac-12 and the athletic department "should get to the bottom of the matter."
 

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