Earlier on Sunday we reported that the University of Washington and head coach Steve Sarkisian had released a statement on an ‘incident’ involving star Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
No information had been released by the school or athletic department regarding any specific transgressions at the time. However, on Sunday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported that Seferian-Jenkins was arrested for a DUI.
Two police sources, both of whom asked not to be named, said the 20-year-old Seferian-Jenkins was driving the car, although police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson on Sunday said only that Seferian-Jenkins was among several people in the vehicle whose names were run by officers. Jamieson confirmed the driver was cited for drunk-driving and released, per SPD policy. He said additional information would be released once the report was made public.
Sarkisian stated the following on Seferian-Jenkins decisions:
“Austin made decisions that fall short of our expectations for student-athletes who represent the University of Washington,” Sarkisian said in a prepared statement. “He will be disciplined internally in accordance with team and departmental policies. We will continue to support Austin throughout this process, while also holding him accountable and responsible for his actions.”
The 6-foot-6, 266-pound junior reeled in 69 passes for 850 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012, and is regarded as the top returning tight end in the nation this year.
We will keep you updated here on punishments to be handed down.