Police say EWU QB Gage Gubrud was intoxicated, cursed at officers

CHENEY, Wash. -- Police say Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud was intoxicated and cursed at Cheney Police Department officers at a crime scene last weekend.

The Spokesman-Review in Spokane reported that Gubrud and linebacker Kurt Calhoun were arrested and briefly jailed for obstruction after the incident. Both were suspended for this Saturday's game at North Dakota as a result.

According to the report, Gubrud and Calhoun tried to interfere with the arrest of a friend who was accused of damaging some downtown property.

One of the top passers in the country, Gubrud has thrown for 2,897 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was a Walter Payton Award finalist last year as one of the outstanding FCS players in the nation.

Gubrud and Calhoun have started every game this year for the Eagles.

The Spokesman-Review said that backup QB, redshirt freshman Eric Barriere, will start in Gubrud's place.