WSU policy is that any student-athlete charged with a felony will not be permitted to participate in a game until the case is resolved. Schulz told KHQ this would be the protocol with Tago.
Tago is scheduled to appear before the Whitman County Court on Oct. 28, which would indicate he would likely miss at least the next two football games.
Update: Tago was at practice on Tuesday and took reps with the scout team. It is expected he will continue to practice during the suspension.
In his Monday press conference, Leach said he fully supported Tago, who has shared time at the rush position this season primarily with
"If I have anything to do with it, he'll play until he's proven guilty," Leach said, citing other recent incidents involving the football team, including highly publicized charges against Shalom Luani which were dropped last month.
Tago was arrested Sept. 12 after Pullman police alleged he took part in an assault more than three months earlier on June 4. Charges were filed by the prosecutor this week alleging Tago to have been part of a group who stole beer from and assaulted an individual. Tago was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor assault and second-degree felony robbery.
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