Stanford’s star linebacker Shayne Skov was arrested after being
caught driving under the influence.
According to a report by the university’s student newspaper, The
Stanford Daily, the junior was arrested after being pulled over
near his on-campus residence in the early hours of Jan. 29.
The university’s Department of Public Safety released an
incident report listing Skov as the alleged offender.
“We have an expected standard of excellence and conduct for our
football players and Shayne failed to adhere to those standards,”
head coach David Shaw said Monday in a statement to the paper.
“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 the star of the Cardinal defense in 2010 as a
sophomore, leading the team in tackles.
He suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the
2011 season, dealing a significant blow to Stanford’s hope of
winning a national title.