WSU to investigate Wilson's player mistreatment claim

Published On: Nov 11 2012 12:36:46 PM PST   Updated On: Nov 12 2012 10:29:35 AM PST
PULLMAN, Wash. -

On Saturday, junior wide receiver Marquess Wilson announced he was leaving the WSU football program because of alleged mistreatment of players by the coaches.

In response, WSU President Elson Floyd released this statement: "After consultation with WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos, I have asked our athletic department to fully review recent allegations raised concerning the football program and report their findings and conclusions as soon as possible. Simultaneously, I have asked the Pac-12 to independently do the same. Together, both reports should get to the bottom of the matter."

When asked after their 44-36 loss to UCLA on Saturday night if they had seen any physical abuse by the coaching staff, the players responded that they hadn't, or with a, "No Comment." Cougs head coach Mike Leach said he wasn't going to talk about anyone who wasn't there when he was asked about the Wilson situation.

KXLY will continue to follow this story as it develops.