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Accident preceded Seferian-Jenkins drunk-driving citation

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One day after it surfaced that Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in an “incident” over the weekend, details of said “incident” are beginning to emerge.

According to a police report obtained by the Seattle TimesBob Condotta, Seferian-Jenkins was involved in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night.  The car, with the player reportedly behind the wheel, went off the road and landed in a catch basin.

A police officer noted in his report that the driver of the vehicle — believed to have been Seferian-Jenkins, although the name was blacked out — had “a bloody nose and what appeared to be dried blood on his face and shirt,” as well as a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, thick-tongued speech and watery, blood-shot eyes.”

Seferian-Jenkins was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries, the paper notes, consistent with that of someone who hit their face on a windshield.  It had previously been reported that the vehicle Seferian-Jenkins and several other individuals were in was pulled over in a traffic stop.

The Times reported Sunday evening that Seferian-Jenkins had been cited for driving under the influence.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement yesterday that the school is aware of an “incident” involving Seferian-Jenkins, that they “We are taking the matter very seriously” and the player “will be disciplined internally in accordance with team and departmental policies.”  Sarkisian concluded by stating the athletic department “will continue to support Austin throughout this process, while also holding him accountable and responsible for his actions.”

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3 Responses to “Accident preceded Seferian-Jenkins drunk-driving citation”
  1. mydixienormus says: Mar 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    This is bad. I seriously can’t remember the last time a UW player got a DUI.

    Karvio Middleton had weed issues and got the boot after being given many chances.

    Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  2. calhounlambeau says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    These guys millions of dollars and can’t afford a cab or car service? Ridiculous! Oh…wait…

  3. florida727 says: Mar 12, 2013 11:11 AM

    Hard to berate the kid because I know I’ve driven after drinking in the past. A lot of us have. You’d like to think that because they’re high-profile athletes they’d know better, but they don’t. We should be grateful that no one was seriously hurt or killed, and hope that this becomes a lifestyle altering moment for him. I wouldn’t necessarily say I was ever an “alcoholic” per se, but after not remembering driving home one night, I knew I had to change. Haven’t touched alcohol in over 20 years. Maybe he’ll learn what I did: if you need to drink to have a good time, you’ve got bigger problems than any bottle can cure.

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