In the post right below this one, we noted that Washington wide receiver Jordan Polk would not participate in spring practice due to what head coach Steve Sarkisian described as “some team issues“.
A couple of hours later, a little light has been shed on the issues to which Sarkisian referred.
According to the Seattle Times, Polk “was charged Friday with a domestic-violence crime stemming from property damage he allegedly committed at the home of his ex-girlfriend in February.” No further details of what led to the charge were made available. The charge Polk’s facing is a misdemeanor.
The Times also reports, in an update to their previous story on Polk, that the senior has been dismissed from the football program and will not play for the Huskies in 2011.
“He’s moving on,” Sarkisian said. “He will not be back.” Sarkisian added that the decision was made a few weeks ago, and was not solely related to the charge’s Polk is facing.
Polk becomes the second Washington Huskies football player to be charged this month; running back Johri Fogerson was charged last week with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.
Fogerson was subsequently suspended indefinitely and his participation in any portion of spring practice is very much up in the air. And, based on the booting Polk received, so is his future with the program.