WSU Football | A'i Ahmu to play in second half vs. Cal
Washington State defensive tackle A'i Ahmu will play in Saturday's game against California, but only in the second half, coach Paul Wulff...
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PULLMAN — Washington State defensive tackle A'i Ahmu will play in Saturday's game against California, but only in the second half, coach Paul Wulff said.
The team will hold him out for the first half after Ahmu turned himself in to WSU police Wednesday because a warrant was out for his arrest, according WSU police.
Ahmu was charged for a minor-in-possession in January, and did not attend the court date, said Sgt. Mike Larsen.
The decision on playing time was made by a "council" of players on the team delegated to make the decision, Wulff said.
• Sophomore punter Reid Forrest is expected to play. He has been out since breaking his ankle in early July.
• Wulff said the kicker this week will be decided on game day. "We'll see who kicks it best in warmups," he said.
• Cornerback Tyrone Justin, a freshman, will probably start in place of the injured Alfonso Jackson.
• Senior cornerback Markus Dawes is questionable. Dawes returned to practice this week for the first time since having shoulder surgery this offseason.
• Sophomore receiver Jeshua Anderson, who has practiced for the first time since having hernia surgery, will probably not play this week.
• Receiver Daniel Blackledge, still recovering from a hamstring injury, will play but may not start. Freshman Jared Karstetter would start in his place as he did last week, Wulff said.
• Left guard Andrew Roxas, who injured his left knee in practice Tuesday, will miss three to six weeks with a sprained knee.
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