Pending investigation into his arrest for driving under the influence, Washington Huskies star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been indefinitely suspended, UW head coach Steve Sarkisian announced following
After their first practice since Seferian-Jenkins’ single-car accident, Sarkisian said, "We will make the decisions necessary based on our team rules and our school’s policies that are fair to him and fair to us, and we will move forward and we will support him." This was in reference to the consequences post-investigation.
The official student-athlete code of conduct for the
Following the incident, Seferian-Jenkins released an official statement by way of UW. It states: "Coach Sarkisian holds our team to high standards on and off the field, and I fell short of those standards this weekend. I apologize for letting down my family, my team and the entire
At this point it is unclear whether the star tight end is to miss any games, or how long the investigation will last.
Any talk of what the suspension will/could be is nothing more than speculation at this point, as the investigation is still under way. What is known so far is that Seferian-Jenkins was found in an accident involving no other cars, and no passengers. He was found with a bloody nose, "consistent with hitting his face on the windshield of the crashed vehicle."
A witness reported that the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, and that the driver was standing outside the vehicle. The witness report stated the driver, later identified at the UW tight end, had the "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, thick-tongued speech and watery, blood-shot eyes."
Seferian-Jenkins refused a blood-test at the hospital, and asked to see a lawyer. It will probably never come to light how much he actually had to drink. Considering he was involved in an accident driving over a small tree and the sidewalk, he probably had more than the legal limit. For him, the legal limit is .02% BAC, in accordance to the Zero-Tolerance law for minors. The only reason the law is not at 0.00% is because of potential breathalyzer errors.
The best we can do is support ASJ through this time, and hope that he has learned from his mistakes. Don't attack his character, or boo him if you see him in the street. He made a mistake, and will learn from it. If you had asked me who is the least likely player to get a DUI on the