Washington announced on Friday that wide receiver Jordan Polk had been dismissed from the football team. While the Seattle Times reported on Friday that Steve Sarkisian told the paper Polk would not be participating in spring practice due to some "team issues we are dealing with," a little while later it became apparent that Sarkisian meant Polk was gone for good.
While Sarkisian said that the decision was made weeks ago, one can only wonder if this decision had something to do with Polk being charged in a domestic-violence incident, or whether it was just the final straw.
Former Washington football player Jordan Polk was charged Friday with a domestic-violence crime stemming from property damage he allegedly committed at the home of his ex-girlfriend in February.
The misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to a year in jail, was filed in Seattle Municipal Court by the City Attorney's Office.Apparently Polk was jealous that his ex-girlfriend was celebrating her 21st birthday with her new boyfriend and not him. After failing to reach her by phone, Polk did the only logical thing he could do. He went to her place, forced his way inside, and then tried to break down the door to the room she was sleeping in.
Polk ends his Washington career with 16 catches for 191 yards in three seasons, and was expected to contend for a backup position this season.