Washington sophomore wide receiver Curtis Shaw has left the Husky football team for family reasons, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced today.
Shaw, from Stockton, Calif., played in all 13 games as a true freshman last season, serving as a tailback, wide receiver and kickoff returner for the Huskies.
"The opportunity will be here for him to return once his family issues have been resolved, said Willingham. For the time being, that needs to be his focus.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times leads with these comments in his blog.
To add futher comment, we have been assured that Shaw is not in legal trouble or anything like that. And that while the door is being left open for him to return at a later date, we are told this is a "long term'' situation and he is not expected back any time soon.
From what we are hearing it is a family emergency of some kind that may take some extensive time to resolve. Shaw played as a true frosh last year so he has a redshirt year he can use if he eventually comes back to the squad.