Prosecutor to make decision on Gonzaga players

Updated: February 16, 2007, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A decision about whether charges will be filed against two Gonzaga basketball players could be made as early as next Tuesday, a prosecutor said Friday.

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor John Grasso said the Cheney Police Department concluded its investigation Friday and recommended drug possession charges against Bulldogs players Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis.

"I'll complete reviewing the referral this weekend and Monday is a holiday, so I'll probably have a decision by Tuesday," Grasso said.

Heytvelt, 20, of Clarkston, and 21-year-old Davis of Brampton, Ontario, were arrested Feb. 9 in Cheney and booked into the Spokane County Jail for investigation of possession of a controlled substance.

Cheney police said they found a quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms in a gym bag inside the Chevrolet Blazer that Heytvelt was driving and a marijuana cigarette in Davis' pocket.

A marijuana possession charge would be a misdemeanor. Possession of any amount of illegal mushrooms would be a felony charge.

Coach Mark Few indefinitely suspended the pair for violating team policy.

Heytvelt, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center-forward, was the second leading scorer (15.5 points per game)and leading rebounder (7.7 per game). Davis is a redshirt freshman who has not played because of injuries.

A call for comment to Dennis Thompson, a Spokane lawyer who represented the pair, was not answered after normal business hours Friday.

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