Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Ex-Washington State star wide receiver Marquess Wilson has just a slightly different version of the events that led to his departure from the Cougars this week. In a statement issued today, Wilson alleged that head coach Mike Leach and his staff are subjecting his players to "physical, emotional and verbal abuse," causing him to leave Wazzu. Earlier this week, Leach announced that Wilson had been suspended indefinitely. Leach, of course, had an acrimonious split from his previous employer, Texas Tech, following abuse charges leveled against him by former player Adam James, son of ex-ESPN commentator and SMU star running back Craig James. The allegations led to a series of lawsuits by the eccentric Air Raid savant against the James gang, ESPN and Texas Tech. Given Leach's history, Wilson's claims will generate plenty of scrutiny regarding Leach's motivational methods and treatment of his players in his first season as WSU head coach.

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  • The thing about adversity is it shows what you are made of. If you are a diamond or a jewel it will shine you up. If deep down you are a talented looking piece of sandstone you will crumble and fall apart. A tough practice and coach can expose what you need the worst someone to tell you are better than that. Go Coogs! I see greatness in your future. MW is a great talent. Former Leach player Wes Welker is both a great talent and tough player who faced being rejected by the Miami Dolphins but shines with NE Pats. This game is not for the faint hearted or the wish it was easy kind of thinking. Players can't afford to quit and coaches can't afford to back off when it comes to this level of compitition.
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