Washington State LB Derting suspended after DUI arrest

Updated: October 8, 2003, 9:42 AM ET

PULLMAN, Washington - Washington State linebacker Will Derting was suspended Tuesday after he was cited for driving under the influence last weekend.

Washington State coach Bill Doba said that Derting, the team's co-leader in tackles, will remain suspended until all the facts in the case are determined. Until that time, Derting will not be allowed to practice or participate in any team activities.

"We'll try to do the right thing for both the program and for Will and make sure we try to treat everyone as fairly as we can," Doba told the Seattle Times.

The 12th-ranked Cougars (5-1) are idle this week before visiting Stanford on October 18. Doba did not comment on whether Derting will miss any games.

Doba said Derting told him he was cited after trying to park a friend's pickup truck on Saturday night.

Derting has 37 tackles, tying safety Erik Coleman for the team lead.

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

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