Washington State Cougar's senior defensive tackle Toby Turpin has been expelled from school over an undisclosed academic incident.
The decision from the WSU Student Conduct Board was not unexpected, but it's a big hit for a spot where the Cougars are questionable. Sophomore Dan Spitz was listed as Turpin's backup on the pre-spring depth chart.
Turpin started six games last year and made 28 tackles before being suspended for an undisclosed team rules violation.
“It’s a real unfortunate situation for any student, whether you are a student athlete or a student,” coach Paul Wulff told the Spokesman-Review. “There are students that get dismissed for a variety of reasons all the time on campus. It’s very unfortunate for him and us.”