At 5-0 and ranked first in the Pac-12 North, Washington State has plenty going for it this season. In fact, there’s a chance the No. 11 Cougars could make a run at the College Football Playoffs.
With that said, head coach Mike Leach doesn’t mess around with disciplinary issues. It doesn’t matter how good his team is or even how good you may be as a player, if you cross his line you’ll find yourself kicked off the team.
According to Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review, that’s exactly what two freshman players, Zaire Webb and Anthony White Jr., have recently found out.
Per Lawson, Leach has kicked both players off of the team for alleged theft.
Here’s an excerpt from the report, explaining the situation:
Webb, a freshman defensive back, and White Jr., a freshman wide receiver, were arrested by Pullman Police for alleged theft at Walmart around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the police department’s activity log.
Pullman Radio News reported that the players went through Walmart checkout without paying for all of the items in their cart. Webb and White allegedly tried to steal $225 worth of merchandise and were arrested, cited and released for misdemeanor 3rd degree theft, according to Pullman Radio News.
Lawson went on to relay that on a Leach-coached football team, there are three things that the head coach will not tolerate. If a player is stealing, smoking weed or assaulting women, he’ll automatically find himself dismissed from the Washington State program.
Webb is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback from Neptune Beach, FL (Duncan U. Fletcher), who was ranked as a three-star recruit. White Jr. was also a three-star, hailing from Miami, FL (Miami Central).