Pullman Police have not made any charging recommendations in cases involving Washington State University football players and at least one of the cases likely won't be resolved before the Cougars open the season on Saturday.
Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant says detectives are still working on the case involving several WSU players, stemming from a party this summer. Witnessed told police football players were at a party at a home in July when a fight broke out. One student broke his jaw and had to have reconstructive surgery. At the time, police confirmed football players were at the party, but did not know if they were involved or instigated the fight.
Commander Tennant says that case likely won't be resolved this week.
Pullman Police are also investigating WSU senior safety Shalom Luani for second degree assault. Police say Luani was involved in a fight outside a Pullman Domino's Pizza that ended with Luani breaking a man's nose. Luani was arrested and released. Tennant says that case was just turned over to detectives Monday morning and could be resolved by the end of the week.
WSU football coach Mike Leach hasn't said if Luani is officially suspended from the team, but he did not practice in the days after the arrest. He's listed as number one on the depth chart for Saturday's season opener against EWU.