Daryl Washington pleads not guilty to assault charges


Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has pleaded not guilty to his arrest earlier this month on assault charges stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend.

According to the Associated Press, Washington entered the plea Monday.

Per Phoenix police, Washington’s former girlfriend and mother of his baby claims he grabbed her by the throat and threw her to the ground during an altercation at her apartment. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass and released on bond.

Washington has been able to practice with the Cardinals during offseason workouts. He has been getting second-team reps with a four-game suspension and possible further discipline from the league from this arrest looming in the future. Karlos Dansby instead saw action with the Cardinals’ first-team defense.

8 responses to “Daryl Washington pleads not guilty to assault charges

  1. I was really disappointed that he popped positive for weed again but to learn that he joined the “Ike Turner” club is really disheartening… I was hoping that the Cards would have signed Dansby even before he go suspended to play by D Washingtons side. Definitely need him back in the desert as Washington is sure to get hit hard with another suspension. Sucks. Things were starting to look up after last years horrible season.

  2. Of course this guy is still practicing. What an awful person. The NFL has a domestic violence problem, but since it does not effect their overall image, and isn’t in the front page of the news, they could care less.

  3. Linebacker stud. Human dud. The Cards are in a tough position, regardless of how many (additional) games DWash is suspended.

    Release him and he will certainly wind up making plays on Sunday for someone; keep him, pay $10 million deferred bonus at end of season and get the distractions that come with him.

    Either way, the fans are upset and the organization cannot win.

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