The new sheriff in town isn’t screwing around, in case his players haven’t previously noticed.
In a press release early Saturday afternoon, Washington announced that tight end Derrick Brown (pictured) has been indefinitely suspended from the football team by head coach Chris Petersen for violating unspecified team rules. Additionally, defensive back Lavon Washington has been dismissed from the football program for the same vague reason.
UW did state in the release that, “[t]o be clear, the disciplinary measures issued to Brown and Washington are the result of two unrelated matters.”
Brown is the only one of the two who had played for the Huskies, and that was just four contests the past three seasons. A three-star member of UW’s 2011 recruiting class, Brown originally came to the Huskies as a dual-threat quarterback. After throwing five passes his first two seasons, he moved to H-back during the start of summer camp in 2013. Prior to his suspension, he wasn’t listed on any two-deep depth charts.
As for Washington, he was a three-star member of UW’s most recent recruiting class.
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