Former WSU football player sent to jail for beating up his girlfriend in Moscow


The former Washington State University football player accused of beating up his girlfriend in Moscow has been sent to jail.  The Moscow Pullman Daily News is reporting that 20 year old Grant Porter was sentenced to 15 days in jail and placed on probation for a year Wednesday in Latah County Second District Court.  Porter pleaded guilty to simple misdemeanor battery after initially being arrested for domestic battery.  He was taken into custody in November after his girlfriend told Moscow Police that Porter assaulted her inside her apartment.  Porter also threatened to kill her if she told police.  The defensive back was initially suspended from the Cougar football team following his arrest.  WSU’s Sports Information Director says Porter was dismissed from the team this Spring.  He never played in a Cougar football game.  Porter’s conviction and jail time is in stark contrast to an honor he received in May of last year.  He received the Lifesaving Award from Pullman City Council for preventing a suicide attempt.