May 21, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University head football coach Mike Price announced Friday the suspension of three football players who were charged May 19 with residential burglary and theft first degree. The three are running back Kevin Brown, receiver Jason White and defensive back Ramin White. All three were arrested May 16 at a campus apartment complex.
"They are suspended until their cases are concluded in court," Price said. "In these situations, our standard policy is suspension until settled in court." Price indicated the suspension means they will not be allowed to participate in any activities of the WSU football program.
"If found guilty, the players will be dismissed from the team," the 10-year WSU head coach explained.
"It is imperative for our program to hold high standards, no matter the talent of the individual player," Price said. "The rules are the same for everyone. This is our standard policy. The football program needs to continue to have rules and policies that reflect the integrity of a class program."
A court date of June 2 has been set for the three Cougar players.
Brown, who is from West Covina, Calif., and attended San Francisco City College before transferring to WSU last fall, was the team's leading rusher last year, starting six of WSU's last seven games. He ended the season with a WSU sophomore record 1,046 net yards rushing.
Jason White, a sophomore-to-be from Milpitas, Calif., caught 13 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games last fall. The Milpitas High graduate started one game, Stanford.
Ramin White, a freshman this past season who did not play, is from Oakland, Calif. He attended McClymonds High before his enrollment last fall at WSU. Originally a running back, White switched to WSU's secondary this spring and scored the deciding points by recovering a fumble in WSU's annual spring game.
Jason and Ramin White are not related.