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Bill Moos suspends Logan Tago indefinitely after plea deal; Coug RUSH suspended earlier for six games stemming from same incident

WSU ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Bill Moos on Friday suspended Logan Tago indefinitely from team activities, WSU SID Bill Stevens confirmed to Cougfan.com. The second-year sophomore linebacker earlier accepted a plea deal for third-degree assault.

Tago will serve 30 days in Whitman County jail, perform 240 hours of community service and pay $800 in fines, the Seattle Times reported as conditions of the plea. The conditions must be completed by Aug. 5.  The plea deal reduced the second-degree felony robbery charge to third-degree assault, a Class C felony, while a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge was dismissed. 

Tago, who lines up at the rush spot on WSU's defense, was arrested Sept. 12 on a June 4 incident where Tago allegedly assaulted a student and stole his six pack of beer. 

Tago was suspended earlier this season for the incident, missing six games, after the WSU Student Conduct Board and Appeals Board had ruled Tago was suspended from the university and football program for two years.

WSU reversed its rulings on Tago in light of the stay handed down by the courts in the case of Robert Barber, and Tago was allowed to return to school and practice.  Moos then reportedly made the decision to allow Tago to participate in the final two contests of the Cougs' football season, a departure from the stated policy of not allowing student-athletes charged with a felony to participate in games.

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