Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington travelled to New York City this week to meet with the NFL in an effort to get his four-game suspension reduced, but the trip didn’t accomplish much unless Washington had a nice meal and saw a show.
The suspension was upheld after Washington’s meeting with Adolpho Birch, the NFL’s senior vice president of law and labor policy. Washington had hoped to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the fact that he couldn’t secure that meeting means that it isn’t much surprise that the league left the suspension in place. Washington said it was a “good meeting,” although he didn’t get what he wanted.
“I thought it was a good interview but I didn’t get the news I wanted to hear,” Washington said, via the Cardinals website. “It’s just motivaton for me to come back stronger for these last 12 games.”
Washington may not wind up being available for all 12 of those games either. He has a court hearing related to his arrest on domestic violence charges in October and he could wind up with another suspension as a result of that incident.