PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Cougars have lost a key defensive starter in senior safety Jalen Thompson after a NCAA rules violation and will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft in July, according to WSU.

WSU sent out a press release on Saturday confirming Thompson's departure.

"Washington State University safety Jalen Thompson will not return for his senior season after losing his final year of eligibility due to a violation of NCAA rules," the statement read. "Thompson has entered the NFL Supplemental Draft set for later next month."

WSU did not specify what NCAA rule or rules Thompson violated that led to the loss of his final year of eligibility.

Thompson was an All-PAC 12 Conference honorable mention last season and started every game, according to WSU's website. He recorded 67 tackles last season.

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