Washington State wide receiver, Spokane native Rodrick Fisher pleads guilty to ‘baby DUI’
PULLMAN – Rodrick Fisher, a Washington State wide receiver and former two-sport star at East Valley High, has pleaded guilty to a “baby DUI,” Pullman Radio News first reported Monday.
On Aug. 24, Fisher was arrested and charged for driving under the influence. He received what’s commonly referred to as a “baby DUI” – given to minors who record a blood alcohol concentration level between 0.02 and 0.08.
Fisher’s guilty plea came last Thursday at the Whitman County District Court, according to Pullman Radio News. The 19-year-old freshman won’t serve any jail time but will have to pay approximately $1,000 in fines and court costs. Additionally, he’ll have to serve two years of unsupervised probation time, although it could be reduced to 12 months if Fisher pays his fines and successfully completes his probation.
He’ll also be required to attend a DUI victim impact panel within the next six months, a Whitman County deputy prosecutor told The Daily Evergreen.
Fisher, a Spokane native, has played in four games for the Cougars this season and opened the year as a backup “X” receiver to sophomore Tay Martin. He made his first college catch, for 12 yards, in WSU’s Sept. 15 win over Eastern Washington.
With plenty of depth at the outside receiver position, Cougars coach Mike Leach has hinted at the possibility of redshirting Fisher, which would prohibit him from playing another game the rest of the season. A new NCAA rule allows redshirting players to appear in four games without forfeiting a year of eligibility. Fisher has played in WSU’s games against Wyoming, San Jose State, Eastern Washington and USC.
In line with the program’s policy about commenting on criminal allegations against football players, Leach didn’t indicate if Fisher would be punished for his DUI arrest when asked about it in August.