Cornerback Daquawn Brown was publicly thought to be in some pretty major hot water after reports surfaced that he had got in a physical altercation with a man and a woman. This is, in fact how Cougfan described it in the original report:
According to the report, WSU Police responded to a report that a man had assaulted a man and woman during an argument. The female victim suffered concussion-like symptoms and the male victim suffered minor injuries from allegedly being hit in the face. After several days of investigation WSU Police identified Cougar cornerback Daquawn Brown as their suspect.
Turns out that report was greatly exaggerated and Brown merely struck a man in the face during an argument inside the CUB, at least that’s the latest from KQQQ.
When asked about the incident and whether or not Brown was in trouble from a team standpoint, Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that it seemed as if events at the time were “greatly embellished” and pointed out that he didn’t foresee anything coming of it.
Well, it wasn’t “nothing” after all, but after Brown pled guilty last week to a misdemeanor assault charge, nothing legally should stand in his way of playing this Fall. He has been placed on a six-month probation with $700 worth of fines and fees and a suspended jail time sentence of six months if he should get into any more legal trouble during probation.
This is really big to the success of WSU’s secondary this upcoming season. As expected, Brown was far and away the best cornerback in Spring camp and is an emotional leader the Cougs just simply can’t survive without at this point in time. Hopefully he fully grasps the gravity of his legal situation and stays away from bars and out of arguments that would cause him to want to hit anyone else (at least off of the football field).