Posted by Chip Patterson
Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov was arrested for driving under the influence on Jan. 29, according to The Stanford Daily, citing a Stanford University Police Department report.
Skov, the Cardinal's leading tackler in 2010 - despite missing the first two games of the season - suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the 2011 season. In regards to the late January arrest, Stanford head coach David Shaw issued a statement to the student newspaper.
"We have an expected standard of excellence and conduct for our football players and Shayne failed to adhere to those standards,” Shaw said Monday in a statement to The Daily through Jim Young, senior assistant athletic director of communications and media relations.
“It’s a matter we are taking very seriously,” Shaw said. “Shayne will be responsible to adhere to any legal responsibilities regarding this event, along with internal ramifications, which will be determined by the program."
Skov was on 2011 preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, and Butkus Award, and earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention in 2011. The senior linebacker is expected to play a significant role in the Stanford defense in 2012.
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