John Timu has been suspended for the first two weeks of Spring practices, Chris Petersen has announced. He'll rejoin the team after Spring break for the second half of practices and the wrapup of camp. No word on what Timu's actions were that caused the suspension.
Timu was a defensive captain both of the past two seasons, and has been one of the leaders on the team for several years now. Entering his senior season, this is not he way you want to start it. But Timu is a resilient guy, having taken a nontraditional path to being a rock of UW's defense.
Timu has started 32 games in the last three seasons, including 24 of the last 26 at middle linebacker, with the only misses coming due to injury. He has gotten better by leaps and bounds every year he has been in the program after greyshirting and contributing heavily as a true freshman. His presence will be counted on in the fall if the Huskies are going to improve their defensive output.
UPDATE: Timu was charged with misdemeanor vehicle prowling.