WSU running back Jamal Morrow was arrested and cited for driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to a pair of media reports.
Both the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and The Seattle Times are reporting that Morrow blew at least a 0.186 or greater during the breathalyzer portion of his field sobriety test. The legal limit in Washington state is 0.08, which means Morrow was more than double the legal limit.
According to the Daily News, Morrow was pulled over after driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and the Times reports that Morrow was released after being arrested and cited.
The arrest breaks a string of excellent behavior for the WSU football program, which had a pretty lengthy list of run-ins with the law under former coaches Bill Doba and Paul Wulff. The last reported arrests for WSU came in September 2014.
What this means for Morrow, WSU's second-leading rusher in 2015, is unclear. Leach famously has three rules for which you will be immediately booted from the team; getting arrested for DUI is not one of them. As near as I can tell, the only DUI arrest under Leach was Leon Brooks in January 2013; he played in all games the following season, catching 11 passes and serving as the Cougars' primary punt returner.
WSU sports information director Bill Stevens already told the Times that WSU won't be commenting on Morrow's status, which comes as a surprise to nobody. Here's to guessing this will be handled behind the scenes in a manner that will ensure Morrow (and everyone else) understands the gravity of the transgression.
Because (thankfully) no innocents were hurt by Morrow's actions, the biggest damage done here might be to Morrow's reputation -- he served as a team captain for about three-fourths of the season.
He'll be making his initial court appearance tomorrow.