Moos response to Marquess Wilson statement

Moos response to Marquess Wilson statement

WSU AD BILL MOOS issued a statement on Saturday night in response to Marquess Wilson's release where the Cougar receiver stated in strong terms that he was leaving the Washington State program.

Marquess Wilson had been suspended since he walked off the Cougars' practice field Sunday. Wilson's statement on Saturday night alleged "physical, emotional and verbal abuse being allowed in the locker room and on the field." Subsequently, Washington State issued the following release:

In response to numerous requests regarding Washington State University football, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos issued the following statement:

"It is unfortunate that Marquess has chosen not to go through the weekend and have the subsequent visit with me as we had discussed last Tuesday. I was hopeful to provide additional guidance if he was willing to meet the standards that have been set by Mike Leach and his staff in their effort to establish a competitive football program at Washington State. Unfortunately, during times of coaching transitions, departures are not uncommon.

"We have procedures in place that were developed to monitor student-athlete welfare in all of our sports programs. We will continue to follow those procedures and modify them if needed.

"I believe I join many Cougars in wishing Marquess well in his future endeavors.

"WSU athletics plans no future statement at this time."

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