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UW linebacker charged with misdemeanors, agrees to deal

UW linebacker charged with misdemeanors, agrees to deal

Washington's John Timu smiles as he heads off the field after intercepting against Washington State in the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Seattle. Washington won the annual Apple Cup, 27-17. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

University of Washington linebacker John Timu has been suspended for the first two weeks of spring football practices. According to Christian Caple of The News Tribune of Tacoma, Timu was charged in December with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree vehicle prowling after he allegedly stole parking passes and sold them to teammates.

According to Timu’s attorney, Mike Hunsinger, Timu reached a deal with the King County prosecutor. Timu agreed to a stipulated order of continuance – or deferred prosecution – on February 24. This deal means Timu is required to pay $500 in restitution, $150 in court fees and serve two days on a work crew. According to The News Tribune, Hunsinger said if Timu keeps a clean record for the next ¬†year the charges will be dropped.

Timu is a senior linebacker for Huskies. New head coach Chris Petersen said at UW’s first spring practice Monday that Timu is suspended for two weeks, but would not elaborate.

According to court documents obtained by the News Tribune, Timu was charged on December 27 after UW police conducted an investigation throughout the month of November into reports of stolen parking passes in the E8 lot at the university.

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