FORMER WASHINGTON State standout defensive back Hamaza Abdullah, now retired after seven seasons in the NFL, lit up his Twitter account today in headline-grabbing ways as he criticized the league for the way it treats players and their injuries. Like his brother Husain, a fellow who is still playing in the NFL, Hamza has always come across mild-mannered and four-letter-word-free. Until today.
October 31, 2013
PULLMAN – I just want to give a shout out to all the Cougs, to the whole team, for their high level of work this summer, for everyone showing up and for everyone holding one another accountable. It was a highly productive summer session -- our strength coach said it's the best he's seen since he's been here.
July 31, 2011
ADVANCES IN RACE relations in America over the last 60 years were illustrated poignantly earlier this month at the coach's dinner that Washington State holds each year in the Seattle area. At one table sat Duke Washington, a Cougar version of Jackie Robinson. Twenty-feet away sat Hamza Abdullah, a proud new father beaming at the world of possibilities that await his baby daughter.
February 20, 2009