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Rodrick Fisher arrested for driving under the influence

Fisher blew below a .08 but because he’s not 21, any amount of alcohol in his system makes it a DUI.

Credit: WSU Athletic Communication

A promising young Washington State Cougars freshman receiver is in trouble with the law. Pullman Radio reports Rodrick Fisher was arrested for driving under the influence in Pullman in the wee hours of this morning.

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest, saying Fisher’s blood-alcohol level was below the .08 limit, but because he’s not 21, any amount above .02 is illegal. The freshman from Spokane was arrested and released at the scene.

Mike Leach and his staff never comment publicly on any punishments for players so we won’t know exactly what punitive measures Fisher is facing from his coaches. We do know what possible punishment from the state he faces for driver under 21 consuming alcohol or marijuana: up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Besides being expected to come in and immediately contribute for the Cougs, Fisher has a hell of a story. He was adopted by his own football coach at East Valley in Spokane after he, as he told KXLY, was “just hanging out with the wrong crowd, and doing the wrong things.” Fisher’s story is very inspiring; here’s hoping this is just a momentary bump in the road for him to get over and learn from.