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Washington Suspends Preseason All-American LB Azeem Victor After DUI Arrest

The Washington State Cougars take the field against the Oregon State Beavers in a Pac-12 football game.

PULLMAN, WA - OCTOBER 17: The Washington State Cougars take the field against the Oregon State Beavers at Martin Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Pullman, Washington. Washington State defeated Oregon State 52-31. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

One of the best defensive players in college football is suspended indefinitely.

At 4:16 a.m. on Sunday, Washington linebacker Azeem Victor was arrested for DUI.

He was released six hours later, but the incident will cost him some time on the field. Head coach Chris Petersen announced that Victor is suspended indefinitely.

From The Seattle Times:

“We take these matters very seriously, and have suspended Azeem from our team indefinitely as we continue to gather details about this incident,” UW coach Chris Petersen said in a statement.

Victor was a First Team All-Pac-12 player last season, and an Associated Press preseason First Team All-American in August. He's missed some time this season, playing in nine game and recording 30 total tackles and two sacks on the year.

Washington wraps up the season with Utah and Washington State at home, and has the potential to make the Pac-12 Championship, but will need some help, given Stanford's tie-breaker over them from the Cardinal win last week.

[The Seattle Times]