Washington head football coach Chris Peterson announced Monday that wide receiver Brayden Lenius will be suspended for the Huskies’ first three games.
Washington WR Brayden Lenius, who started 6 games last year, suspended 1st 3 games of season for violating team rules
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 29, 2016
According to Kevin Gemmell of ESPN, Peterson said Lenius was suspended for violation of teams rules and would not further expand on the punishment. Lenius will now miss Washington’s games against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State.
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“Brayden Lenius will not make a contribution the first three games,” Petersen said at his weekly news conference. “He is suspended for the first three games. We’ll see where he goes from there after those first three games.”
Lenius, a 6’5”, 231-pound junior wide receiver from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada played in all 13 games, while starting six games for the Huskies last season. He is coming off a sophomore season where he recorded 26 receptions for 307 yards and three touchdowns. Lenius’ 26 receptions ranked fourth on the team and his three touchdown were tied for a team high.
For his career, he has registered 33 receptions for 363 yards and three touchdowns. If he serves his suspension without issue, he would be eligible to play at Arizona on September 24.
Washington is coming off an up-and-down 2015 campaign in which it went 7-6 overall and 4-5 in Pac-12 action, where it came in a tie for fourth pace in the Pac-12 North Division. The Huskies ended their season when they beat Southern Mississippi in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
The Huskies, who open the season as the No. 14 team in the country, will kick off their 2016 campaign this Saturday when they host Rutgers.