WSU freshman defensive back Tracy Clark, who redshirted this past season, was arrested earlier this week and charged with residential burglary after allegedly stealing a laptop from an open dorm room in Streit Hall. Clark was suspended from team activities following the incident pending the results of the investigation.
The Spokesman-Review's Vince Grippi had the report this afternoon.
Tracy Clark, a 5-foot-9, 181-pound freshman cornerback who redshirted last year, has been suspended from the team after being arrested Wednesday by Washington State police on burglary charges. Clark, 19, from Pittsburg, Calif., was charged with residential burglary and second-degree theft, both felonies
What's this mean? Well, we can go ahead and fire up the Jeremiah Masoli jokes and bond with Oregon over the incident, though our player was a bit less high-profile. In addition, we're also off to a fine start in the Fulmer Cup now, the finest offseason competition in all the land. The rules for the Fulmer Cup can be found here, if you need to brush up on them. If my quick math is correct, Clark's performance is worth six points, pending bonus points, and would put WSU in second place, well-behind Virginia in the 2011 race.
On a serious note, it's again disappointing to see players getting arrested. However, it's encouraging to see head coach Paul Wulff take quick action, suspending Clark immediately. We'll wait to see how this plays out, but it's not looking good for Clark on the surface.