Cardinals’ Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend


Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Washington pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, the Associated Press reports.

The disturbing incident took place last May, when the ex-girlfriend (who is also the mother of Washington’s daughter) told police that he grabbed her by the throat and shoved her to the ground, breaking her collarbone in the process.

Washington was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He will now presumably be suspended for the start of the 2014 season for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.

But that may not be the biggest concern for Washington: He faces a sentence of up to two years in prison on the aggravated assault conviction.

21 responses to “Cardinals’ Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend

  1. As a Cardinals fan I am disappointed. I won’t whine about losing him for whatever games because life is more important than football and above all else he has a debt to his ex and to his society to be paid. There is no excuse for violence towards women except in self defense. And I doubt this was self defense.

  2. I wonder if the NFL has evaluated which players are more likely to do this sort of thing. Seems like more of these assaults involve defensive players. Either way, shame on him!

  3. We only know what the media wants us to know/ Or whatever they make up.
    Anyone who wasn’t there at the time of the incident doesn’t really know what went down.
    So to say something like “throw the book at him” is just dumb.
    Have any of you actually read the police report?
    Don’t believe everything you hear.

  4. If this were a good player on the Steelers (Harrison, Big Ben), the front office would turn a blind eye.

    But if it were a fringe player like Cedric wilson, they’d cut him, because the Steelers are just so classy.

  5. D-Wash is likely looking at a 1-2 years suspended sentence with 5 years of probation. If he follows the terms of his probation, he won’t see any prison time. He will be required to attend anger management “counseling” & if alcohol was involved, he will required to take alcohol abuse classes as well.

    That is the sentence I received after pleading guilty to aggravated assault in AZ for a bar fight about 8 years ago.

  6. I wish him the best of luck with this case. Maybe he and baby mama can take conflict resolution classes , at least for the babies sake.
    Also , I bet at this particular juncture Keim and Michael B. are regretting letting Dansby fly the coop.
    Shoulda paid K- Los.

  7. Also if his baby’s mama is smart she would request minimal punishment. The man needs to work in order to pay child support. If he does time everyone loses.

  8. Instead of saying violence against women is never acceptable, can we just say violence against ANYONE is unacceptable???

    the fact of the matter is that an NFL player like darryl washington fighting a normal man is just as lopsided as a normal man fighting a normal female.

    If you need to resort to physical violence to resolve your personal problems it shows your lack of intelligence

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