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Washington State LB Logan Tago charged with robbery, assault

Washington State sophomore linebacker Logan Tago has been charged with second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, stemming from a June incident.

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy made the announcement Monday.

Washington State coach Mike Leach told the media he hopes for Tago, an All-Pac-12 honorable mention in 2015, to play on Saturday when the Cougars host UCLA.

Athletic director Bill Moos previously has said that any players charged with a crime will not be allowed to play.

"If I have anything to do with it, he'll play 'til he's proven guilty," Leach said. "We're going to presume people innocent until proven guilty around here."

Tago is scheduled to appear in Whitman County Superior Court on Oct. 28.

According to multiple reports, a 23-year-old Pullman man was mugged June 4 by a group of men who demanded the case of beer he was carrying. When the man refused, he allegedly was assaulted and suffered a concussion. The man identified Tago as one of the assailants.

The felony robbery carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The maximum penalty for the misdemeanor assault is a $5,000 fine, one year in jail or both.

Tago has 12 total tackles with a sack and two tackles for a loss this season.