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Daryl Washington faces sentencing on Wednesday

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Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington wasn’t available to start the 2013 regular season, due to a suspension imposed under the substance-abuse policy.  He could be unavailable for the start of the 2014 regular season, for different reasons.

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.

The recommendation won’t be binding on the presiding judge, and it definitely won’t be binding on Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Once the matter has concluded, Washington will be subject to discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy.

Four years ago, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended after two allegations of sexual assault; he was never arrested or charged with any crime.  So what happens to a guy who was arrested for aggravated assault of a female, who pleaded guilty to an assault charge, and received some type of criminal penalty for it?

It probably won’t be a fine.  And it shouldn’t be a fine.  Tonight, the Cardinal will know how their schedule unfolds.  Eventually, they’ll know how many of those games they’ll have to play without Washington.

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36 Responses to “Daryl Washington faces sentencing on Wednesday”
  1. packerbackernj says: Apr 23, 2014 10:48 AM

    What did these parents teach their kids when their grown man of a son thinks it’s OK to put their hands on a woman. Smh.

  2. chut26 says: Apr 23, 2014 10:48 AM

    What a dirt bag. Choke a women? How about kick this idiot out of the NFL?

  3. ariani1985 says: Apr 23, 2014 10:50 AM

    Once a packer always a packer

  4. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: Apr 23, 2014 10:50 AM

    neither of these guys is a choir boy and washington can figure to lose 2 to 4 game checks for this stupid act.
    but lets not forget, one was a Sexual assault (i think there were multiple accusers), the other is an Assault which led to an injury.
    Both are stupid acts but a sexual assault has to be construed as more heinous than what Washington did.

  5. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 23, 2014 10:50 AM

    hes lucky if he only gets probation. anyone else is doing 2 years prison at the minimum. same with ray rice.

  6. jjb0811 says: Apr 23, 2014 10:51 AM

    If Goodell was serious about personal conduct, he’d kick trouble makers out of the league. Being that he let a convicted felon, Vick, come back shows he’s only bluster.

    Why should A Smith be allowed to play after gun charges & threatening LAX w/ a bomb?

    This guy breaks women’s bones, yet he’ll only sit a couple of games.

    There’s no merit to Goodell’s rhetoric.

  7. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Apr 23, 2014 10:52 AM

    It doesn’t make sense to fine or even suspend any player for mere allegations. Any one of us could allege right now that our next door neighbor raped our wife, sister, mother, daughter or girlfriend — especially if there was a huge pot of money hanging in the balance. That was a poor and misguided precedent for Goodell to set.

    However, if a player has an actual CONVICTION (Criminal Assault in Daryl Washington’s case) — that would seem to be a different story.

  8. granadafan says: Apr 23, 2014 10:54 AM

    Probation for choking and shoving a woman to the ground? No wonder athletes continue to break the law and feel they can get away with it. They can and do. It starts in college where coaches and universities cover up crimes and local judges/prosecutors are usually alums. Then in the pros, the athletes are rich enough to get top lawyers.

    If the judicial system wasn’t such a joke and they started coming down on players early on, then maybe there wouldn’t be any blow ups like Aaron Hernandez, Pacman Jones, or Darrin Sharper.

  9. jeffnfl says: Apr 23, 2014 10:55 AM

    He’ll get probation, and I’m sure that’s it.

  10. weepingjebus says: Apr 23, 2014 10:57 AM

    Maybe the schedule release on Wednesday has less to do with the NBA than we thought?

  11. realnflmaster says: Apr 23, 2014 11:07 AM

    Two sides to every story.

  12. irishinyourface says: Apr 23, 2014 11:16 AM

    BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. dustinb18 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:21 AM

    IDIOT !

  14. kingmj4891 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:25 AM

    Put his hands on a women he should be suspended at least a year and that is being generous.

  15. mrpeary3189 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:27 AM

    He wouldn’t have pleaded guilty unless his lawyer and prosecutor agreed to a plea deal that involves no jail time.

  16. guiness17 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:27 AM

    ariani1985 says: Apr 23, 2014 10:50 AM

    Once a packer always a packer

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    Say what? He was drafted by the Cardinals…

  17. bighomiemathews24 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:33 AM

    Lol getting choked by an nfl player ? Good luck coming out alive

  18. phinsneverwin says: Apr 23, 2014 11:43 AM

    Even if he goes to jail, he will see be a better football player than ANY of the dolphin players

  19. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    A man who abuses a woman isn’t a man, he’s an animal. The NFL needs to do a better job in this regard, and send a message to it’s players that beating women is not acceptable in this day and age.

  20. fthrvic says: Apr 23, 2014 11:50 AM

    Important to know that local reports for those connected with this case (2 close friends of mine are a part of local law enforcement) show that this woman is the mother of his child and she had a developing history of keeping Washington’s child from him with no legal rights or ruling allowing her to do so.

    I don’t condone his actions, but the reports from that day suggest he was there to pick up his child from her and she would not release the child to him. He get’s arrested for domestic violence as the law in AZ says if police are called to a domestic dispute, someone is going to jail. But she is essentially keeping him from seeing his kid during the time before and after this incident.

  21. dadsource says: Apr 23, 2014 12:02 PM

    Knee-jerk haters have to stop looking at this as some guy violently attacking an innocent woman. For all we know, he was trying to pick up his daughter from her and she jumped all up in his face pushing him and punching him and he did the best he could to get her out of the way while he ran to his car to avoid trouble. Been there, done that several times with my crazy ex- and he crazy daughter. Screaming, scratching, punching, preventing you from getting your kids, getting in the path between you and the car…..public opinion on what you DON’T know…should keep your mouths shut- must have never had to deal with CRAZY!

  22. britishteeth says: Apr 23, 2014 12:03 PM

    Seems like a pretty solid fella. I bet this will be his last indiscretion.

  23. hrmlss says: Apr 23, 2014 12:17 PM

    Can’t believe the Viking’s let a quality guy like this slip away.

  24. hunternuts says: Apr 23, 2014 12:20 PM

    dadsource says: Apr 23, 2014 12:02 PM

    Knee-jerk haters have to stop looking at this as some guy violently attacking an innocent woman. For all we know, he was trying to pick up his daughter from her and she jumped all up in his face pushing him and punching him and he did the best he could to get her out of the way while he ran to his car to avoid trouble. Been there, done that several times with my crazy ex- and he crazy daughter. Screaming, scratching, punching, preventing you from getting your kids, getting in the path between you and the car…..public opinion on what you DON’T know…should keep your mouths shut- must have never had to deal with CRAZY!

    You need help. Good life choice picking a woman like this to have a child with!

    Regardless, I don’t care if a woman is hitting me with a bat, I’m not going to hit her back.

  25. ydousuk says: Apr 23, 2014 12:24 PM

    fthrvic says: Apr 23, 2014 11:50 AM

    Important to know that local reports for those connected with this case (2 close friends of mine are a part of local law enforcement) show that this woman is the mother of his child and she had a developing history of keeping Washington’s child from him with no legal rights or ruling allowing her to do so.

    I don’t condone his actions, but the reports from that day suggest he was there to pick up his child from her and she would not release the child to him. He get’s arrested for domestic violence as the law in AZ says if police are called to a domestic dispute, someone is going to jail. But she is essentially keeping him from seeing his kid during the time before and after this incident
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    Your bad choice doesn’t make what he did ok.

  26. hendawg21 says: Apr 23, 2014 12:39 PM

    I’m not saying what he did was ok, however, and come on posters it’s no secret there are some women who will push the envelope to no end to get the reaction they want from you just so they can stick it to you.

    And it starts from an early age and the environment their brought up in, I see so many mouthy kids who say what they want and how they want to their parents and these same parents when their son or daughter gets arrested you see them on TV my child wouldn’t do nothing like, they don’t know my child etc.,

    Please spare me on this crap, again i’m not for hitting any woman, however, until you know the true facts, making him out to be the total culprit is stupid.

  27. mapedog1 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:00 PM

    Just add this to the Irsay, Dolphins, Ray Rice pile of things Goodell has not and will not punish. What the NFL is trying to convey to the millions of young men out there is that it is okay to beat, rape, murder, bully, do drugs, provide drugs, etc. and you will get away with it.

  28. uglydingo says: Apr 23, 2014 1:08 PM

    Nothing to see here. In the tradition of Ray Lewis, Washington is a good footballer who has learned from an unfortunate experience. The lawyers have negotiated probation. Move right along. Nothing to see here.

  29. allidoiswin55 says: Apr 23, 2014 1:50 PM

    I’m not here to defend anyone not on the Seahawks . Okay maybe but you do not know the circumstances to this case same as Rice case . Simply hearing he choked her doesn’t tell the whole story .

    I grew up with basically all women and have a ton of respect for women however if you have never come across an aggressive and delusionally angry woman than you can not speak in generalities . Their are woman who are bullies and get physical immediately and while yes leaving the situation is ideal . Yes not touching woman is correct however that is not always a possibility . For instance what if a woman is slapping scratching and or punching you and messing with the steering wheel and or gear shift on a freeway . Just a small example of when you are required to suppress someone . Don’t be all high and mighty about not hitting woman . I don’t hit woman but I have had to retrain women and honestly it sucked way for me then them. .

  30. juliusanonymous says: Apr 23, 2014 2:22 PM

    There is NEVER an excuse to choke a woman and break her collarbone in front of a child. Period. There is zero excuse. Even if she is trying to murder you with a knife, you get the hell out and let the cops deal with it. IF she is punching you, you call the cops and have them there when you visit your child. Every grown man knows this, or should. As a man, you NEVER hit a woman. If things get bad enough that you have to protect yourself, that is what cops are for. Call them!

    All of the posters trying to excuse Washington’s violent behavior should be ashamed. No real man would ever choke a woman unconscious and I don’t care what the excuse. The mere fact that some of you try to rationalize it says a lot about your own lack of character and manhood.

  31. clssylssy says: Apr 23, 2014 2:40 PM

    Truth be told, women are not the weaker sex! I wish some of these haters could explain how a woman (all females aren’t ladies either) could assault a guy hitting him with a flower pot, be know by law enforcement because of her “history” of incidents in the past, and the guy goes to jail? These days women serve in the same jobs men do protecting our citizens in law enforcement, protect and serve the community as firefighters and protect our country in the military. We all teach our kids not to hit girls but today’s woman can kick butt! Glad to see Washington got probation that will reduce this to a misdemeanor if he has learned his lesson. This should serve as a good lesson to other young players to be careful of the company they keep!

  32. horsepedlr says: Apr 23, 2014 3:03 PM

    he got a year probation

  33. theflyingelvis says: Apr 23, 2014 3:04 PM

    One thing I’ll never understand is the mindset of a weak, worthless woman beater. There’s only been one or two instances in my life where I’ve gotten into an argument with a girlfriend and it got to the point that she was so mad that she got in my face and started flailing at me. Believe me, it is NOT hard to defend yourself. You either back off or, at most, put your hands on her shoulders to keep her at arms length. Unless a woman is attacking you with some kind of deadly weapon there is NO REASON to ever have to hit, choke, or otherwise beat on a woman. Woman beaters disgust me.

  34. napavalleyshaun says: Apr 23, 2014 3:53 PM

    I can’t believe this guy would harm the mother of his child.

    Sincerely,
    Rae Carruth

  35. theuglitruth says: Apr 23, 2014 4:34 PM

    I see everyone is on their high horse today. His ex was holding his kid hostage/ransom during a regularly schedule visit they agreed too.

  36. wipackman1265 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:12 AM

    Agree Punishment for this must be severe ….,

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