John Timu #10 of Washington celebrates a his game-clinching interception with teammate Travis Feeney #41 of Washington late in the fourth quarter of a game against Washington State at Husky Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Washington won the game 27-17. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies already had two players suspended for the start of spring football as QB Cyler Miles and WR Damore'ea Stringellow was indefinitely suspended in February.
Another player was added to the suspended list on Tuesday.
Head coach Chris Petersen said after the first practice of spring Tuesday morning that LB John Timu was suspended for the first two weeks of spring practice. He would not disclose the reason for the suspension.
In addition, RB Jesse Callier is out for the time being to attend to academic issues.
The suspension of Timu is interesting because he has been a two-time team captain and a respected presence on the team.
Timu has played in 37 games for the Huskies while compiling 110 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions.
Petersen said Timu is expected to return for the second half of spring football following the two-week break for finals and spring break.
Miles and Stringfellow were suspended last month for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Miles appeared to be the successor to QB Keith Price as the team's starter after serving as a backup last season. Miles played in eight games last year while making one start.