Washington releases statement on Austin Seferian-Jenkins ‘incident’

Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in an "incident" on Saturday. (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in an “incident” on Saturday. (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)

According to a press release from the University of Washington, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in an “incident” Saturday evening. What that incident was is still unknown, however, we do know that it was negative enough to receive an official statement from the school and head coach Steve Sarkisian.

“We are aware of an incident that occurred Saturday evening involving Austin Seferian-Jenkins,” the head coach’s statement began. “We are taking the matter very seriously. Austin made decisions that fall short of our expectations for student-athletes who represent the University of Washington. 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.”

“[n]either Sarkisian, Seferian-Jenkins, nor any other department officials will have further comment on the matter at this time.”

NBC Sports conducted due diligence on their end, but couldn’t find any arrests involving Seferian-Jenkins logged in area police departments.

Depending on how severe the discipline handed down is, the Huskies could be without one of the top players in the country for some time. Seferian-Jenkins 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 with any new information that is made available.

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