Two Washington State football players are in trouble with the law after they reportedly took hundreds of dollars in electronics from Walmart. Pullman Radio was the first to report that Pullman police cited and released defensive back Zaire Webb and wide receiver Anthony White, Jr. on third degree theft charges earlier this week.
Pullman Radio reports store security called police late Wednesday night when Webb and White reportedly tried to get out of the store with about $225 in merchandise they didn’t pay for.
Whether they stay on the team remains to be seen though a charge of theft directly violates one of Leach’s three rails (no drugs, no assaulting women, no stealing) so the likelihood of them being on the roster at this time next week is fairly low by my estimation. (EDIT: It appears they’re already off the roster.) We have seen though, in the past, players work their way back onto the team even after being caught stealing.
Police still have not forwarded the results of their investigation to prosecutors so charges have not officially been filed. Third degree theft is a gross misdemeanor in Washington, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Webb recorded one tackle through five games this season; White Jr. has yet to see the stat sheet.