Washington State linebacker Chester Su’a was arrested and booked into the Whitman County jail in Colfax, WA for failure to pay a ticket, local news station KQQQ has reported.
The ticket was in conjunction with a charge that Su’a received for driving without a license over the Summer. It’s not the first time the LB has been arrested either. The report states that last year Su’a was arrested for failing to appear in court after a hit-and-run charge.
Chester Su’a was an impressive freshman player for WSU when Paul Wulff was still in charge, but has not impressed the new coaching staff enough to earn any playing time in either his sophomore or junior seasons. It’s been largely speculated and increasingly apparent that he is taking his redshirt season, as he hasn’t so much as suited up for a game or even practice this season.
Head coach Mike Leach has eluded to such a development and this isn’t one of Leach’s “unbreakable rules”, but it is going to be difficult for Su’a to stay out of the doghouse and be a factor on this team if this behavior continues. Heck, there might not be a ‘get out of jail free’ card that he can play to the coaches at this point because it puts the team in a bad light and Leach is all about discipline.
The only saving grace might be that it’s really not anything that has to do with alcohol or drugs.