Release from the University of Washington:
Pio Vatuvei has been dismissed from the University of Washington football program for a violation of team rules, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Tuesday.
"We hold our student-athletes to a high standard on and off the field, and our players are made aware of that from the moment we begin recruiting them," Sarkisian said. "The University of Washington is about the team, and is bigger than one individual player. Pio had numerous opportunities to display behavior consistent with the values of our program, and unfortunately he fell short of our standards. We wish him the best of luck moving forward."
Neither Sarkisian, nor other department officials will have further comment on the matter at this time.