HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawai'i quarterback Cayman Shutter has been suspended for the team's first four games of the 2012 season.
Shutter, a junior from Kailua, O'ahu, may resume participating in off-season team activities and practices, however, he must sit out the team's first four games against USC (Sept. 1), Lamar (Sept. 15), Nevada (Sept. 22), and Brigham Young (Sept. 28).
"I hope Cayman learns from this experience and can become a better person because of this," head coach Norm Chow said. "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. I have not yet determined whether Cayman will participate in fall camp, nonetheless, we welcome Cayman back to the team."
"In my communication with Cayman, he is remorseful and understands the seriousness of the situation," UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan said. "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 four-game suspension is a significant penalty given the seriousness of the violation that occurred."