The University of Hawaii Warriors have suspended quarterback Cayman Shutter for the first four games of the 2012 season, it was announced last Friday.
Shutter was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving this past March. He was then suspended indefinitely by head coach Norm Chow. Shutter recently plead no contest to the drunken driving charge. He will miss the opening-season USC Trojan contest as well as home-opener Lamar, Mountain West Conference opener against the Nevada Wolf Pack and their non-conference road game in Provo, Utah, versus BYU.
Was to challenge for starting quarterback job
The 21 year old Shutter is a junior and will be heading into his fourth year at the school. He was born in Canada but grew up in Kailua. Shutter played very sparingly the past couple seasons but he was to come into this past spring and challenge for the starting quarterback position (see related articles). However, because of his suspension, Shutter hasn't participated in nor been involved with the team since.
Stated through Hawaii's athletic department (source - Star-Advertiser), Chow said: "I hope Cayman learns from this experience and can become a better person because of this. It's unfortunate what happened but hopefully this serves as a lesson to the rest of the team that their actions - on and off the field - may result in stiff penalties."
Practice with team?
It is not known if Shutter will be able to practice with the team this fall (August 1) but he can work out with his fellow players in offseason conditioning programs. Whether he will be able to participate in practice during the season is also not known but he will be available for the road game at San Diego State on October 6. The team will travel to BYU and stay on the mainland for the San Diego game though whether Shutter will travel with the Warriors team to Utah is also not known.
Athletic Director Jim Donovan said: "He (Shutter) is remorseful and understands the seriousness of the situation. When a student-athlete takes responsibility and is remorseful, I'm more inclined to give them a second chance. I've made it clear with Cayman that there will not be a third chance."
The Hawaii Warriors season starts in Los Angeles on September 1 against the USC Trojans.
Sources - University of Hawaii
Through thick and thin, Daryle has been a huge fan of Hawaii since visiting there 40 years ago and dozens of times since. Go 'Bows!