Hicks, who was Washington State's second-leading tackler last season, was pulled over by campus police earlier this week for allegedly speeding. Then the cops found out he was driving with a suspended license.
That's not the first time Hicks has been caught driving with a suspended license. It happened last summer when he was stopped while driving home from jail. He had just been released after serving 45 days for two gross misdemeanors for credit-card theft and intent to commit assault. The assault charge came after he put rubbing alcohol in teammate and roommate Grady Maxwell's contact-lens case. Fortunately, Maxwell never put the contacts in his eyes.
Even while in "custody," Hicks managed to get into trouble by violating work-release rules. On a day the player said he was going to work at his grocery-store job, he instead went to Washington State and lifted weights. All this resulted in Hicks being suspended for the first three games of last season and a spot on the Wiz's 2008 Turkey Awards.
Hicks is entering his senior season of eligibility this fall. He faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for his latest offense and has already been suspended by coach Paul Wulff.