Daryl Washington’s personal conduct review proceeds, with less urgency

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When word emerged that Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington will miss all of the 2014 regular season, many assumed he had received a very stiff suspension under the personal conduct policy, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault earlier this year.

Instead, Washington was suspended under the substance-abuse policy.  Which means that he is still subject to discipline under the conduct policy.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Washington’s review will proceed, but with less urgency.  While it’s not officially on hold, it’s not longer critical that the situation be resolved before Week One of the 2014 regular season.

That gives the league more time to deal with other pending reviews under the personal conduct policy, including most notably Ravens running back Ray Rice, who has entered a diversionary program to resolve charges of aggravated assault of his fianceé, now wife.

Under the personal conduct policy, all discipline is imposed by the league office, with appeals handled by the Commissioner or his designee.

9 responses to “Daryl Washington’s personal conduct review proceeds, with less urgency

  1. Year long suspensions for smoking weed need to go. That is a ridiculous punishment for what is a safer alternative to drinking alcohol, imo. Regardless of how you feel about, the substance is pretty tame, and bringing a 16 game hammer down on the player and his team is excessive.

  2. “kamthechancellor says:
    Jun 2, 2014 11:15 AM
    Year long suspensions for smoking weed need to go. That is a ridiculous punishment for what is a safer alternative to drinking alcohol, imo. Regardless of how you feel about, the substance is pretty tame, and bringing a 16 game hammer down on the player and his team is excessive.”

    I get all that. BUT, this means that he was caught peeing dirty TWICE before. Combine that with the fact that he was aware one more failed test meant automatic 1 year suspension, and this most recent infraction is mind numbing dumb, even without hitting the bong.

    The incident with the woman is an entirely different matter and he will probably get less games for that than the smoke, which is a shame. I know this got plead down but he doesn’t deny breaking her collarbone from throwing her around plus other injuries. This is NOT a good guy. If he doesn’t fulfill his parole obligations it goes back to the original felony charge… Want to put odds on that?

    The only thing “ridiculous” in this situation is Mr. Washington’s behavior.

    IMO, to expend energy egging the shield for their marijuana policy in this incident is seriously letting your FANaticism cloud the reality of who the true “issue” here is.

  3. @joe240
    I’m not condoning anything Washington did. I’m speaking generally. Any player getting suspended for a year for smoking weed seems like overkill to me. We aren’t asking these guys to perform brain surgery after all.

  4. Kamthechancellor is also worried about the fact that Washington, the state where his Seahawks play… the evil weed is legal.. except in the world of the NFL. Marshawn is one step away, along with his DUI from joining Mr. Washington on the sidelines.

    js

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