Washington State has confirmed previous reports that cornerback Aire Justin has been ruled ineligible for the 2011 season for violating the NCAA’s banned substance policy, which ends the redshirt senior's career.
Though listed at No. 2 on the post-spring depth chart, Justin was a returning starter and perhaps the Cougars' best cornerback. Damante Horton and Daniel Simmons are the top candidates to replace him.
“Aire made a big mistake by not following the guidelines our athletic department has in place,” coach Paul Wulff said in a statement. “This is not the way we want our team to operate. This is an issue I take very seriously and will continue to educate our student-athletes on proper nutrition and strongly reinforce to all our student-athletes the importance of following departmental procedures.”