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Washington Huskies Suspend Two Players, Will Miss Rutgers Game

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Starter Victor, Backup Joyner will miss one and two games, respectively

NCAA Football: Washington Spring Game
Pre-Season All-American Azeem Victor during Spring Game in April, 2017
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The Seattle Times has reported that two of the key defensive players on the Washington Huskies football team have been suspended from the game against Rutgers this Friday, September 1.

Azeem Victor, a senior linebacker, and sophomore defensive back Austin Joyner will not be joining the team on their trip to Piscataway Friday evening. Washington Head Coach Chris Peterson did not give a reason for the suspension other than a violation of team rules.

Victor, named a pre-season All-American by Sports Illustrated, will miss one game. Joyner is listed by Scout in their post-spring depth chart as the #3 back. Joyner will be suspended two games, while Victor will miss only the game against Rutgers.

Coach Peterson was quoted by the Seattle Times as saying, “Guys make mistakes,” Petersen said. “Azeem’s a good guy. … You have team standards, you live by them.”

We will report more as it becomes available. For the take of our friends at UW Dawg Pound on the suspensions, click here.