A reserve member of the Washington State football team was arrested last month for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at her Moscow apartment.
Defensive back Grant Porter, 19, of Pullman, was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery on Nov. 14.
Porter pleaded not guilty to the charge Nov. 15.
Bill Stevens, spokesperson for WSU athletics, said Porter has been suspended from all team activities since the incident occurred and will be until the conlusion of the case.
A second-year freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Porter redshirted last season and shows up nowhere in this year’s statistics.
Porter is accused of pushing his girlfriend on top of a dog kennel, grabbing her by the ankles and pulling her to the floor after she refused to to turn off the bedroom light while studying, according to court documents.
Shortly thereafter, Porter allegedly pushed his girlfriend onto her bed “grabbed her by the back of her neck and head” and began to shake her head, according to court documents.
“Porter told her if she called the cops he would put bullet holes in her door,” as stated in court documents.
He is also accused of choking his girlfriend on two separate occasions this fall.
Porter is not well known on the football field at the college level, but he was recognized at a Pullman City Council meeting earlier this year for taking action when it appeared that a man was attempting to commit suicide, back in May. Porter and his girlfriend were given Life-Saving Awards by the Pullman Police Department for their actions.