The agitator had not started when I noticed the flaw. I had previously sprayed the collar and cuffs with oxyclean and was going to scrub them once the shirt was soaked. Thats when I noticed the rips. Plus, it was only in there with a sock and a pair of boxer shorts. I was planning was it and wear it tonite.
The shirt has other flaws but were willing to accept them since it was still wearable and fit better than my other oxfords, I own.