BY SPNW Staff 02:39PM 11/15/2017

Huskies’ Victor suspended after DUI arrest

Azeem Victor, an All-Pac-12 linebacker for Washington last year, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday following his DUI arrest Sunday.

LB Azeem Victor was suspended Wednesday after being busted for DUI. / USA Today

Senior Azeem Victor, a preseason All-America linebacker, has been suspended indefinitely from the University of Washington football program, coach Chris Petersen announced Wednesday. Victor was arrested early Sunday morning and booked into King County Jail on suspicion of DUI.

Victor, also suspended for the first game of the 2017 season for violating undisclosed team rules, was released from custody at 10:16 a.m. Sunday, according to King County Jail records.

“We take these matters very seriously, and have suspended Azeem from our team indefinitely as we continue to gather details about this incident,” said Petersen, who did not comment on the nature of of Victor’s offense. Athletic department officials said that neither Petersen nor they would comment further.

After starting the year as an Associated Press first-team preseason All-America selection, the 6-foot-3, 231-pound Compton, CA., native lost his starting job at middle linebacker to junior Ben Burr-Kirven. Victor ultimately moved to defensive end. He had his best game in Washington’s Pac-12 Conference opener at Colorado, recording 10 tackles.

Victor made first-team All-Pac-12 last year when the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals in the Peach Bowl opposite Alabama. The Huskies host Utah at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


  • 1coolguy

    We can only guess how many millions this “not too bright” player has cost himself. He went from a possible 1st round choice to who knows how far down the list? s Peterson showed a few ago with All-American and now all-pro db Peters, he doesn’t suffer fools.

    • art thiel

      His playing time diminished significantly for reasons unknown. Not sure I’m ready to call him not too bright for making the same reckless mistake many of us have made.

  • jafabian

    Victor is going down the same road as Marcus Peters. Don’t think he’s been focusing on his college career this season.

    • art thiel

      Hard to know from the outside. Peters latere made amends with Petersen.