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Marquess Wilson released a statement Saturday saying he was leaving Washington State because of alleged abuse by the coaching staff. Athletics director Bill Moos releases his own statement about Wilson's departure. You can see it below:

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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