The Washington Huskies have taken a hit on the offensive side of the ball as wide receiver Brayden Lenius has been suspended for three games. He made a pretty good contribution for the team last year and should do just that in 2016, but it won’t be for the first quarter of the season.
Head coach Chris Petersen announced Lenius “will not make a contribution the first three games” due to a violation of team rules. What that violation, however, exactly was is not clear.
Lenius will miss the season opener against Rutgers and the next two games against Idaho and Portland State. He will be eligible to return for the PAC-12 opener against Arizona in Tucson on Sept. 24.
In 2015, Brayden Lenius started six games and was fourth on the Huskies with 26 receptions and fifth in receiving yards with 307. He was tied for the team lead with three receiving touchdowns.
He is the team’s second-leading returning receiver after Jordan Perkins and Jaydon Mickens left for the NFL earlier this year.