Washington State Cougars linebacker Logan Mayes was arrested on his birthday, the 16th of May, for a hit and run in Pullman, Washington, according to the Pullman police log. The hat tip on this one goes to SB Nation’s Washington State Cougars site Coug Center and writer Brian Floyd, who covered the arrest in a piece last night.
Mayes is a projected starter next year as a junior, and he has the task of replacing Travis Long as the team’s Buck LB. Those are certainly tough shoes to fill, and Mayes might not be able to fill them depending on the details of the accident. We know nothing at this point, other than Mayes was arrested in the city for a hit and run that occurred on Thursday and was filed at 6:32.
Last season, the 6’3″, 241 pound pass rusher recorded 26 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, and Mayes also forced a fumble. The 2013 season is going to be an important one for Mayes, and let’s hope that the upcoming details support the talented, projected starter. And, to think that it happened on Mayes’s birthday.
Washington State has had a rough month thus far with regards to behavior issues, as defensive tackle Toni Pole was arrested for lying to the police last week. Running back Teondray Cardwell had 256 rushing yards and an average of 4.8 yards per carry as a key freshman for the Cougs, but he is facing assault and burglary charges.
All I can say about Mayes is that it is too quick to judge, but hit and runs on a birthday just don’t make for a happy result. Let’s hope nobody was seriously injured in the accident, but I doubt that’s the case, otherwise we would have heard of this sooner.