I'm so incredibly mad and disappointed right now that I don't have much to say. Jamal Atofau and Andre Barrington were among four people, all sharing the same apartment, arrested in a marijuana bust in Pullman according to KXLY. This wasn't a small drug bust by any means. Police found 38 plants in the basement of the apartment Barrington, Atofau and two others shared.
All four residents of the apartment were arrested including 20-year-old WSU student Bailey Woods, 20-year-old Zachary Uttech, and WSU Cougar backup linebacker Jamal Atafau and Safety Andre Barrington.
Cougar Athletics Sports Information Director Bill Stevens says that Atafau has been suspended from the team whil Barrington has not practiced with the team all season due to academic ineligibility.
This is just frustrating, to say the least. Atofau has played a big role on special teams and was earning more time at SAM this year. Barrington, who showed plenty of promise in camp, couldn't get his grades in order and was ruled out for the year.
For Atofau, this is arrest number three in his two years at Washington State. In 2009, he was arrested for being a minor exhibiting signs of alcohol consumption. Later that year, he was arrested for fourth-degree assault stemming from a late-night argument. He was later acquitted of the assault charge.
UPDATE: More from Grippi because I missed his post the first time I ran through and checked.
Police came to the home at 1745 NE Lower Drive, just north of Beasley Coliseum to serve an unrelated search warrant, according to police spokesman Cmdr. Chris Tennant.
While conducting that search, Tennant said, they discovered the marijuana plants growing in a basement room. They obtained a drug-related warrant, searched the room, found plants, manufacturing equipment and paraphernalia. The four residents, including the two football players, were arrested.
More as it comes later.