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UW freshman Izbicki charged with misdemeanors

Redshirt freshman tight end Chris Izbicki was charged today with misdemeanor criminal trespass and for underage possession of alcohol.

The charges date to July 20, when Izbicki attended the KUBE Summer Jam at the White River Amphiteater near Auburn.

Unfortunately, this news became known after UW coach Tyone Willingham finished addressing the media in his season kickoff press conference. During the conference, Willingham mentioned academic and disciplinary issues involving linebacker E.J. Savannah and other players. However, Izbicki's situation was not mentioned.

Here is the Associated Press report on the incident:

Washington reserve tight end Chris Izbicki has been charged with a pair of misdemeanors - second-degree criminal trespass and minor in possession of alcohol.

Izbicki, who will be a redshirt freshman for the Huskies this fall, was charged Monday and will be arraigned on Aug. 14 in King County District Court in Burien, prosecutor's spokesman Dan Donohoe said.

According to a police report, Izbicki attempted to enter a VIP area during a July 20 concert at the White River Amphitheater and was denied access. Officers also noted a strong smell of alcohol and that Izbicki was swaying from side to side.

Izbicki was escorted from the area, but later tried again to enter the VIP area and was released to a friend who promised to take him home.

Less than 20 minutes later, however, Izbicki was seen again near the VIP area and was arrested for trespassing. A breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .241 - three times the legal limit of intoxication, the report said.

Izbicki is expected to compete with senior Michael Gottlieb and freshman Kavario Middleton for playing time this fall.