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Washington senior linebacker John Timu spoke to the media after the Monday morning workout. He touched on several topics, including his offseason two-week suspension from spring camp stemming from a misdemeanor charge of vehicle prowling.
In March, Timu admitted in King County Court that he stole two E8 parking passes from two UW athletic department employees last season and sold them to teammates Josh Shirley and Erik Kohler for $250 apiece. He struck a deal with the King County prosecutors last month, agreeing to paying $500 in restitution plus court fees and serving two days on a work crew.
“I fessed up to what I did, talked to Coach (Chris Petersen) and just told him what happened,” Timu said. “After that I just dealt with the consequences he put upon me and whatever the school had. I just got over it then. I’m just here and ready to move forward. It’s a process, it’s a challenge that I’m willing to take on. We’ll see how it goes.”
Timu had been a two-year captain; however, this season the Huskies will not officially name captains for the season.
“I think that was great,” Timu said. “(We don’t) have standout guys that everybody looks upon. Instead of just follow me, now it’s run with me. Everybody is running together side by side. Nobody stands out.”
Timu, who was listed at 6-1 and 246 pounds last season, discovered he gained 10 pounds during the offseason when he reported to camp. He’s not sure how the extra weight will affect his on-field performance. He’s always tried to gain weight since the start of his UW career, but he’s also been effective in the past because of his quickness.