SPOKANE, Wash. — An internal investigation into a former player’s allegations of abuse by Washington State football coaches didn’t turn up any evidence of such abuse, athletic director Bill Moos said Wednesday.
A dozen players were interviewed by two members of Moos’ staff, and all reported they were having a positive experience at Washington State under head coach Mike Leach and his assistants, Moos said.
“The majority of the players stated that the player that walked out of practice let the team down and put them, their coach and WSU in a bad light," Moos wrote in a memo to WSU President Elson Floyd that was released Wednesday.
“There is no signs of abuse or mistreatment of players," Moos said in a conference call with reporters from Pullman. “Hopefully, we can get this behind us and go forward."
Star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team during a practice late in the season and later contended that players were suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of coaches.
Floyd asked for the internal review of those allegations, and also asked the Pacific-12 Conference to do its own review. The conference review is still being conducted.
— The Associated Press