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Pac-12 investigation clears Washington State football program of abuse charges

Like WSU finding released last month, Pac-12 found no substantiation of charges of abuse made by former Cougars receiver Marquess Wilson.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday morning that it found no substantiation of abuse charges in the Washington State football program, as alleged by former wide receiver Marquess Wilson in a letter sent to media Nov. 10.

The finding follows one by Washington State in mid-December in an investigation conducted separately.

In the announcement, the Pac-12 said it provided recommendations for the WSU program. Its three-paragraph release didn't specify details of its investigation — conducted by the Kansas City-area law firm of Bond Schoeneck and King — but said it consisted of 20 interviews of coaches, athletes, parents of athletes and athletic department officials and staff members.

Washington State is expected to release shortly a full report on the Pac-12 investigation.

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