Logan Tago accepts plea bargain Friday

From staff reports

WSU linebacker Logan Tago has accepted a plea bargain for third-degree assault, according to The Seattle Times.

Tago accepted a plea to serve 30 days in Whitman County Jail, perform 240 hours of community service and pay $800 in fines, according to the article.

Tago was originally charged with second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree misdemeanor assault for an incident on June 4, in which Tago took part in assaulting and taking beer from a man on College Hill, leaving the man with a concussion.

Steve Martonick, Tago’s lawyer, said the misdemeanor assault charge was dismissed and the robbery charge was reduced to third-degree assault, according to the article.

After a brief suspension, WSU reinstated Tago and Athletics Director Bill Moos allowed him to play the final two games of the 2016 football season, despite a policy prohibiting students charged with felonies from competing.

There is a clause in the policy that allows for exceptions to this rule under extreme circumstances, but Moos has not elaborated on what those extreme circumstances.

Martonick said Tago must begin his jail time by April 1 and fulfill the other parts of his sentence by Aug. 5, according to the article.

Reporting by Katie Shadler