Washington Huskies supend tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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Washington has suspended star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins indefinitely after his weekend arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters of the decision after the Huskies spring practice late Tuesday night. Sarkisian said Seferian-Jenkins would have no contact with the team while he is suspended. His status will be re-evaluated once the investigation into his incident is complete.

Seferian-Jenkins was arrested after a car accident late Saturday night. A police report said the driver of a vehicle involved in a weekend accident had a bloody nose consistent with hitting his face on the windshield and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

LOUISIANA STATE: Coach Les Miles will never use the term rebuilding.

Still, that certainly appears to be the task for Miles and defensive coordinator John Chavis when the Tigers begin spring practice today.

Chavis’ goal during the 15 days of drills is to find seven new starters – two tackles, two ends, one linebacker, one cornerback and one safety. So, there will be competition at all levels of the defense.

Six defensive starters – ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery, tackle Bennie Logan, linebacker Kevin Minter, cornerback Tharold Simon and safety Eric Reid – all left early to enter the NFL Draft.

Miles acknowledges his 2013 LSU team will be young, particularly on defense. However, chasing championships is still what this program is seeking.

“We have to make each practice count,” Miles said Wednesday. “It is important for us to improve. There is certainly a lot to accomplish. We are in no position to predict a grand season now. If we improve, like our other teams, we can compete for titles.”

MONTANA: Quarterback Jordan Johnson said coming back has been tough after his long suspension.

Johnson was reinstated to the football team earlier this month after a jury acquitted him of a rape charge.

He told NBC Montana that he started working out with the team again last week.

Johnson says he feels close to normal and is no longer constantly worried now that the trial is over.

Spring drills begin Monday for the Grizzlies.


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