Seferian-Jenkins releases statement

March, 11, 2013
3/11/13
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Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who was cited Saturday night for suspicion of driving under the influence, released a statement Monday afternoon.
“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 University of Washington community. I will take full responsibility for my actions and work to use this as a learning experience.”

The statement also said: "Neither Seferian-Jenkins, nor any athletic department officials, will have further comment on the matter at this time."

The big issue here: Will Seferian-Jenkins, a finalist for the Mackey Award last year for the nation's top tight end, face a suspension?

No doubt everyone wearing Huskies purple is well-aware what that could mean: One of the Huskies' top weapons could miss the season-opener against Boise State in the remodeled Husky Stadium.

That's a huge game for the program, which is trying to regain national relevance and has the returning talent to do just that in 2013. A victory would almost guarantee a solid top-25 ranking. Of course, Seferian-Jenkins is a huge part of that returning talent. He's a preseason All-American candidate.

Not to go out on a limb here, but here's a guess that coach Steve Sarkisian isn't very happy with his star tight end.

Ted Miller | email

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