Washington State linebacker Logan Tago will spend part of his offseason in jail.
Tago pleaded guilty Friday to an assault charge stemming from a June incident where he allegedly stole a man’s beer and hit him in the head. The plea was part of a plea deal, according to his attorney, who spoke to the Seattle Times about his client’s agreement. Tago has also been indefinitely suspended from school.
Tago will serve 30 days in Whitman County jail, perform 240 hours of community service and pay $800 in fines, Martonick said. Tago must begin his jail time by April 1 and fulfill all components of his sentence by Aug. 5, Martonick said.
If Tago, 19, serves his sentence consecutively he could get a 10-day credit for good behavior that would decrease the time served to 20 days. Tago can also choose to break up his jail sentence into shorter stints, but Martonick said if he opts to do that, he would not be eligible for the 10-day credit.
The victim claimed that he suffered a concussion from the incident, which led to an initial two-year school suspension for Tago in September. He had pleaded not guilty to the initial assault charges in November.
The initial accusation against Tago was part of the reason why Washington State coach Mike Leach went on a rant earlier this fall about his team’s poor play and scrutiny given to players who had committed alleged offenses. Washington State players were involved in a fight at a fraternity party in July.
Tago, a sophomore, was reinstated and allowed to practice and play in November when the school’s student-conduct processes were re-evaluated. That evaluation was central to the reinstatement of defensive tackle Robert Barber, who had been expelled from school for his role in the fight at the party.
Tago finished 2016 with 12 tackles and a sack in seven games.
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