So far this offseason, it's been nothing but good news for the Washington State football team. The Pac-12 cleared Mike Leach and his staff of any wrong doing in their look into Marquess Wilson's allegations of abuse. Jeff Tuel seemed to be bumping his draft stock up rather steadily. Signing day is just under a week away and WSU looks to be putting together a good if not above average recruiting class. It was good news all around!
Until this happened:
WSU running back Leon Brooks arrested on suspicion of DUI: spokesman.com/blogs/sportsli…— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) January 31, 2013
Brooks was pulled over by the Whitman County Sheriff's Office after allegedly making a wide left turn from Monroe onto Stadium Way just after 3 a.m Sunday morning. He performed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Pullman Police Department where he allegedly blew a .088 and .092 just minutes apart. The legal limit for blood alcohol content in Washington for someone of legal drinking age (Brooks is 21) is .08. Caple notes it's not clear whether Mike Leach knows about Brooks' arrest.
Whether Brooks is kicked off the team or not remains to be seen. He didn't violate one of Leach's three pillars that will get you axed immediately (drugs, stealing, hitting a woman). We also don't know what potential punishment, if any, Brooks will be facing from the legal system. As we've seen with other similar cases (cough DeAngelo Casto cough) it's probably best to just wait it out and see what happens from a legal stand point.