November 23, 2014
Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael has been suspended from team activities after a weekend arrest in Pullman.
Pullman police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Tuesday that officers
found the 19-year-old passed out, apparently from alcohol, in the
passenger seat of a pickup truck at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the
police department parking lot.
WSU sports information director Bill Stevens said the suspension
is standard while coach Paul Wulff and his staff review the case.
The suspension includes activities such as weight lifting with the
team. Spring practice is scheduled to start March 26.
Lobbestael threw four touchdowns in five games as a freshman.
His season was cut short by a knee injury Sept. 27 against Oregon
Tennant said Lobbestael was arrested for investigation of
exhibiting effects of alcohol in public, a misdemeanor, and will
have to appear in Whitman County District Court.
Tennant said the parked pickup drew the attention of police
because the driver was pacing back and forth in front of the
station's doors. The driver was not arrested.