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Thursday, September 9, 2010
San Diego State's Malcolm Thomas arrested

By Diamond Leung

San Diego State forward Malcolm Thomas, the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, was arrested by campus police outside Viejas Arena last week for a charge of "obstruction and delaying a peace officer in his duty," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
"It's my understanding that it began with a jaywalking incident on Malcolm's way to a team activity in the Aztec Athletic Center," SDSU athletics spokesman Mike May said. "It's also my understanding that Malcolm intends to contest the charge."

Thomas, who averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds as a junior, is one of five returning starters the Aztecs are relying upon to help take the team back to the NCAA tournament.

While the charge appears relatively minor compared to a felony case, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has shown that he's willing to hand down swift punishment for star players.

In 2008, Fisher was quick to issue forward Lorrenzo Wade an indefinite suspension that lasted eight games. Wade was arrested for burglary, but the felony charge was later dropped.

And nowhere in Fisher's rulebook does it say the Aztecs must jaywalk before they can make a run to the Mountain West title.