Washington State cornerback DaQuawn Brown arrested for felony assault

Sam Cooper
March 12, 2014
DaQuawn Brown Washington State
Richard Mullaney #8 of the Oregon State Beavers is tackled by DaQuawn Brown #25 of the Washington State Cougars during the game at Martin Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Pullman, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

According to the Spokesman-Review, Washington State head coach Mike Leach has three rules that can not be violated without leading to a dismissal from the team: stealing, drug use, and hitting a woman.

Cornerback DaQuawn Brown reportedly broke one of those rules. 

The Spokesman is reporting that Brown was arrested on Friday and booked into Whitman County Jail on felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault charges. 

According to the AP, the charges stem from a fight in which Brown is accused of striking a man and a woman during an argument in the student union building the previous weekend.

Per PullmanRadio.com:

The female victim was suffering concussion like symptoms and went by private vehicle to Pullman Regional Hospital. The male victim suffered minor injuries from allegedly being hit in the face. After several days of investigation WSU Police were able to identify 18-year-old Cougar cornerback DaQuawn Brown as their suspect.

The sophomore was released from police custody on Monday.

The arrest is the second this month for Brown who was also arrested on February 2 for driving without a valid license

Brown was expected to be a leading candidate to move into a starting role at cornerback for the Cougars in 2014 after being a key member of the secondary in 2013. Brown played in all 13 games as a freshman, started four games and registered 50 tackles and two interceptions. 

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