The Cardinals could need second-round rookie linebacker Kevin Minter to step in for more than the first four games of the 2013 season.
Linebacker Daryl Washington, already facing a suspension for violation of the substance-abuse policy, reportedly is under investigation for possible criminal charges. According to ArizonaSports.com, a woman told police on Wednesday that she was the victim of an incident involving Washington.
Per the report, there were “clear indications” the alleged victim had been attacked. According to FOX 10, the alleged victim claims she was choked by Washington, and she had marks on her neck.
Washington was not present when police arrived. As of Wednesday night, police were looking for him.
Although Washington is one violation of the substance-abuse policy away from a possible one-year suspension, any consequences flowing from the current allegations would be processed under the personal-conduct policy. He remains subject to periodic and multiple random drug tests; a positive test or a failure to comply with the testing requirements could trigger a one-year suspension.