Pac-12 clears Washington St. of abuse charges leveled by ex-football player


SEATTLE (MCT) — The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday morning that it found no substantiation of abuse charges in the Washington State football program, as alleged by former wide receiver Marquess Wilson in a letter sent to media Nov. 10.

The finding follows one by Washington State in mid-December in an investigation conducted separately.

In the announcement, the Pac-12 said it provided recommendations for the WSU program. Its three-paragraph release didn’t specify details of its investigation — conducted by the Kansas City-area law firm of Bond Schoeneck and King — but said it consisted of 20 interviews of coaches, athletes, parents of athletes and athletic department officials and staff members.

Washington State is expected to release shortly a full report on the Pac-12 investigation.