SEATTLE - Seattle police said University of Washington standout tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night.
Police spokesman Det. Mark Jamieson said Seferian-Jenkins was pulled over in Seattle near the University District neighborhood. He was arrested and released from the precinct office.
Jamieson said no more details are readily available. He added it's common for people arrested for DUI to be released.
The University of Washington’s head football coach Steve Sarkisian released a statement about the incident involving Seferian-Jenkins:
“We are aware of an incident that occurred Saturday evening involving Austin Seferian-Jenkins. 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.”
Sarkisian said Seferian-Jenkins will be disciplined, but didn't specify how. He also said the team will support Seferian-Jenkins through the situation.
Seferian-Jenkins' hometown is Fox Island, Wash. He is regarded as one of the top tight-ends in college football.