Lobbestael suspended for arrest

Updated: February 23, 2009, 5:28 PM ET
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael has been suspended from the team following his arrest Saturday for minor in possession of alcohol, according to a report.

Lobbestael, 19, who was slated to miss spring practices while rehabilitating a knee injury, was arrested after Pullman (Wash.) police said they found him passed out in a pickup truck at the police station, according to KXLY in Spokane.

Lobbestael, a sophomore, was the Cougars highest rated passer last year, playing in five games and leading the team with four touchdown passes before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

He was expected to be 100 percent in the fall and was generally considered the front-runner to earn the starting nod at quarterback.

Ted Miller covers the Pac-10 for ESPN.com and can be reached at tedmillerespn@gmail.com.

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