It appears the Washington State football program will be moving forward without both of its starting outside receivers from Belle Glade, Florida. Tavares Martin Jr., a second team Associated Press All-Pac-12 selection who led the Cougars in every receiving category, has been dismissed from WSU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesperson confirmed Sunday morning. It wasn’t specified what rules Martin Jr. violated, but the receiver later claimed on Twitter he’d asked for his release from the football program, writing “I was dismissed from the team because I asked for my release. I never knew me asking for my release was a violation of the team rules.” Regardless, it means the Cougars now head into the Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl against Michigan State without Martin Jr. and Isaiah Johnson-Mack, the former high school teammates who both attended William T. Dwyer in Belle Glade. Johnson-Mack announced last week via Twitter he plans to transfer from WSU in order to be closer to his family in southern Florida, but later claimed coach Mike Leach refused to grant his release. The two were planning to meet on Friday to resolve issue until Leach ran into flight problems.
Washington State dismisses top receiver Tavares Martin
The Spokesman Review | Dec 10