Report: Washington State police investigating possible assault by USC player after Friday’s game

A unidentified USC player caught on film knocking over a Washington State fan following Friday’s 30-27 loss to the Cougars in Pullman, Wash., could be facing possible assault charges.

PullmanRadio.com’s Evan Ellis reported late Monday that WSU police are investigating the postgame incident to see if misdemeanor assault charges are warranted. “WSU Police are working to identify the player and the fan who was knocked down,” Ellis wrote. “Once the player is identified officers will then contact USC officials seeking assistance with the case.”

Video surfaced of a Trojans player leveling a fan during the postgame field-rushing, and that footage figures to be at the center of the investigation.

The Pac-12 Conference has fined Washington State $25,000 because of the field rush, according to Jacob Moore of the Daily Evergreen. That’s the fine for a first-time offense, with second offenses leading to a $50,000 fine and a $100,000 issued for a third offense.

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