Daryl Washington to be sentenced Wednesday on aggravated assault charge
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington missed the start of the 2013 season due to suspension after he violated the league’s substance abuse policy. He now may miss the the beginning of the 2014 season, depending on what sentence he receives Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
Per the Associated Press, Washington faces sentencing on Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
Police contend that Washington choked the mother of Washington’s daughter, and that Washington caused the woman to fall and break a collarbone.
He faces probation to up to 18 months behind bars. The lawyers have agreed to recommend probation.
While the recommendation of probation won’t sway the presiding judge or commissioner Roger Goodell’s disciplinary actions, the Cardinals can most likely count on being without Washington for a handful of games. Players have been suspended before under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy without being arrested or charged, and both happened to Washington.
The Cardinals will find out what their season schedule looks like tonight, and will be able to plan for Washington’s impending absence accordingly.