Washington Huskies standout Austin Seferian-Jenkins was reportedly arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night.
According to ESPN, Seferian-Jenkins, widely regarded as a potential first round NFL draft pick, was arrested around 11:30 pm in Seattle near the University District neighborhood.
While specific details regarding the incident are still unavailable at this time, police reports say the UW tight-end was taken into police custody and released from the precinct office early Sunday morning.
“We are aware of an incident that occurred Saturday evening involving Austin Seferian-Jenkins,” Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said Sunday in a statement released by the school. “We are taking the matter very seriously. Austin made decisions that fall short of our expectations for student-athletes who represent the University of Washington. He will be disciplined internally in accordance with team and departmental policies. We will continue to support Austin throughout this process, while also holding him accountable and responsible for his actions.”
Seferian-Jenkins is coming off one of the best seasons for a tight end in UW history.
During his sophomore season, 6-foot-6, 270 pound athlete caught 69 passes for 852 yards, and seven touchdowns — enough to earn him a spot on the All-Pac-12 second team.
Austin currently holds tight end records at UW for career receptions (110), receiving yards in a season and a career (1,388), touchdown receptions in a season and touchdown catches in a career (13).
Seferian-Jenkins isn’t the only top NFL draft prospect to be busted for DUI in recent days.
In February, Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona.
The UGA standout was then arrested after he failed field sobriety tests administered by officers at the scene.