Daryl Washington sentenced to probation

AP

Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington won’t be going to jail, but that doesn’t mean his chances of punishment are over.

According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website (how progressive of them), Washington was sentenced to one year of supervised probation from an aggravated assault charge. That will reduce the felony to a misdemeanor if he complies with the terms of his probation.

As we pointed out earlier today, now Washington has to wait for NFL justice, to see if he’ll face a fine and/or a suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Even the team website acknowledges that a suspension is likely, so the Cardinals will have to expect being without one of their defensive leaders for some time this season, and they don’t have Karlos Dansby to lean back on this time.