UH quarterback suspended 4 games

HONOLULU — With a vacancy at the University of Hawai‘i starting quarterback position, many quarterbacks are presumed to be in the mix to replace the vacancy left by UH legend Bryant Moniz.

One of those quarterbacks won’t be able to enter the fray until October.

Junior quarterback Cayman Shutter was suspended for the first four games of the season, UH head coach Norm Chow announced on Friday. The suspension stems from Shutter’s March arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Shutter may participate in off-season team activities and practices but will sit out games against USC, Lamar, Nevada and BYU.

“I hope Cayman learns from this experience and can become a better person because of this,” Chow said in a release. “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.”

UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan said the “seriousness of the violation” is the reason for the stiff penalty.

“In my communication with Cayman, he is remorseful and understands the seriousness of the situation,” Donovan said in the release. “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.”

 Shutter is from Kailua and played high school at Punahou School. He appeared in one game last season for the Warriors, completing one pass for 13 yards in a 56-14 win against UC Davis on Sept. 24.

• Tyson Alger, sports writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 237) or by emailing talger@thegardenisland.com. Follow him on twitter.com/tysonalger.

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