Washington's Pulu turns himself into police

Suspended Washington defensive end Andru Pulu turned himself into police Tuesday morning and is expected to be charged with assault, according to a Seattle Times report.

The sophomore, a potential starter next fall at defensive end, was suspended indefinitely last week by coach Steve Sarkisian for an undisclosed violation of team rule.

Said the press release, "Neither the UW athletic department, nor the coach, will have any further comment on the matter."

The Times previously reported that Pulu was being investigated for assaulting a 22-year-old at a house party. The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken nose and possible cheek fracture, according to the police report.

Pulu, who backed up the departed Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, was one of 10 true freshman to see action for the Huskies last year. He recorded two tackles and half a sack and played on special teams.

The Huskies only lose three starters on defense but two of those are defensive ends. Other than Pulu, the returning ends from the 2009 depth chart are sophomore Talia Crichton and junior Kalani Aldrich.

Washington begins spring practice on March 30.