10 March 2011 - Washington State basketball standout Klay Thompson, was arrested last week's Thursday night for marijuana possession. A police officer stopped Thompson for a reported headlight out and smelled the odor of marijuana in the car. Thompson denied having the drug, and after a search warrant was obtained, the vehicle was impounded and 1.95 grams of marijuana was found.
WSU issued a statement at about 9:30 a.m. Friday that Thompson would be suspended for the key game against the Bruins, and quoting coach Ken Bone that "the situation will continue to be evaluated through the weekend."
Mychal Thompson, his father, was the first pick in the 1978 NBA draft and a longtime NBA forward. "I tell them all the time about guys doing it (smoking) in front of me," Mychal Thompson said. "They know a lot about my stories. You can't be naive about it, act like it doesn't happen."