An off-field incident will cost Kansas tight end Nick Sizemore the first quarter of the 2013 regular season, the school has announced.
Early Sunday morning, Sizemore (pictured, No. 45) was arrested and charged with multiple offenses following a traffic incident. According to the Kansas City Star, Sizemore was charged with suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence, failing to carry out duties upon striking an unattended vehicle and failure to report an accident.
The Lawrence Journal-World obtained some additional information as to what led to the arrest and charges:
Nicolas Wade Sizemore, 22, Lititz, Pa., was stopped by police for driving without headlights just after midnight, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. Officers suspected that Sizemore was intoxicated and had struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of The Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth St., minutes before being stopped.
As a result of the incident, Sizemore has been suspended for the first three games of the 2013 season.
“As I have previously stated, every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations,” said head coach Charlie Weis in a statement. “They also know the consequences for violations.”
Sizemore last season caught two passes for 10 yards as he spent the majority of his time on the field as part of the Jayhawks’ special teams. He was not listed on KU’s two-deep depth chart heading into the spring.