Report: Boise State QB Joe Southwick takes polygraph to clear name
Boise State senior quarterback Joe Southwick says he took a polygraph test to clear his name after he said he was unfairly dismissed by the team for a violation of team rules.
Southwick was sent home and not allowed to play in the Hawaii Bowl against Oregon State after he says he was falsely accused of urinating from a hotel balcony.
Southwick and backup quarterback Nick Patti were suspended. Patti was reinstated, but Southwick was sent to the airport.
Southwick took a polygraph test after returning to Boise to prove his innocence.
“It’s really important for myself and my family to get this cleared up,” Southwick said, via the Associated Press. “There was no process to properly adjudicate what happened. It’s really disappointing that it had to come to this.”
“Really, this gives me a leg to stand on,” he said of the polygraph, adding that he went to bed after the incident and learned the next morning at the team’s breakfast that he’d been accused.
Southwick said he witnessed another player that was urinating off the balcony but refused to say who that was.