Report: Daryl Washington will miss entire 2014 season


The Cardinals knew something was coming. They might not have realized it was this big.

According to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 AM in Arizona, Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington will be suspended the entire 2014 season, though it’s unclear if it’s for violating the personal conduct or substance abuse policy.

The Cardinals expected some degree of suspension after he was sentenced to a year of probation for aggravated assault on a female, which would be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor if he completes his probation.

That’s a huge blow to the Cardinals defense. They signed Larry Foote earlier, and had Ernie Sims in for a visit recently.

They won’t get the same kind of impact on the field from either of those two, but Washington’s off-field exploits have prevented him from having any impact anytime soon.

He was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and another violation of that policy would have triggered a year’s ban.

57 responses to “Report: Daryl Washington will miss entire 2014 season

  1. How does Ben get less? How dose he get suspended the entire season and so many others get less? Don’t understand this punishment at all…

  2. Wasting the small windows of life’s opportunities is no way to go through life, son…..

    “The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.”–Dean Wormer/Goddell

  3. Wow. That’s going to cost Daryl a LOT of money… which I guess is the whole idea.

    If that salary also continues to count against the Cardinals’ cap–for a player from whom they will get no production all season–then they are screwed as well.

  4. I wonder if this story will get the same media coverage as the incognito- jonathon Martin bully story got. I think beating and abusing women by an nfl player is alot worse. I guess in the coming days we will see how the media feels about that.

  5. Unless there’s more to this than it seems to show a pattern of such behavior, they better give Irsay “The Sterling Treatment” then.

  6. Is this a blow to the defense-sure it is but that defense is nasty even without him. I have no doubts they will be in the top 7ish in defense along with the rest of the teams in the NFC West.

  7. Wow, a one year suspension. Meanwhile, there’s been no discipline for Ray Rice or Aldon Smith? Or for Jim Irsay? Or for Richie Incognito?

    If that’s not a double standard, what is?

  8. How about Jimmy Haslem / Cleveland Browns owner ? His company defrauded businesses out of something close to $100 million. Is that acceptable ethic for an NFL owner ???

  9. Wowwwww. Menawhile Aldon Smith just needs “help and rehab” and comes back to play same season without any suspension.

  10. Another example of players in the NFL that cant stand prosperity, it seems every week another player makes stupid decisions while all along they have the world at their fingertips, some should just be suspended for being so dumb…

  11. NFC West opponents will be licking their chops to exploit this situation……

  12. From one of the best 3-4 MLB duos in Darryl Washington and now ex cardinal, Karlos Dansby, to now a glaring weakness…. Massive blow, washington is a great player, but hitting your wife or girlfriend is unnacceptable and the ‘book’ deserves to be thrown.

  13. cards arn’t the pats, giants, ravens, miami ,colts all favorits of godell if he gets a year then irsay should get life. rice should get the same after all we all got to watch his haymaker.

  14. Any man that hits a woman deserves extreme punishment. Ray Rice was caught on video KOing his now wife. Give me a break. These guys think they are untouchable bc they are overpaid athletes. This punishment fits the crime. I hope the same happens to Rice and anyone else that is involved in domestic violence like this.

  15. Unless there is a WHOLE lot more to this suspension than what was reported in the press and in the court docs related to the incident with the ex girlfriend (read them, and the context and truth are not that awful) Goodell has gone wayyyy overboard with this one. The court downgraded it from a felony to a misdemeanor for goodness sake. If this is true, Rice and Aldon Smith should be banned from the NFL. Goodell is single handedly wrecking the season of one of this year’s up and coming teams. In the meantime, too many of the NFLs players are baby daddies with no connection to their kids but a child support check. Washington goes to bring his kid to Dairy Queen and we end up here.

  16. DV is no joke and no man should lay a hand on a woman…I get all that. However, anyone who’s ever been in a relationship knows that relationships are the mother of all onions with layers upon layers that nobody can ever really know about. I bet if you ask Washington’s fiance, she’d be the first one to say that the suspension is extreme.

    Now…that said. That billionaire junkie scoundrel Irsay put the LIVES of many people at risk (not just one person)…NOT THE FIRST TIME….and Goodell hasn’t so much sneezed in his direction. The NFLs charter requires its owners to comply with a code of conduct which Irsay obviously violated. If D.W. gets a year, Irsay should get 5. hypocrisy.

  17. The substance abuse policy is pretty clear… 4 games then a year. If that is what triggered this suspension he has no leg to stand on. If he would have stopped taking illegal drugs and he’d be fine.

  18. a year suspension, that should teach you to not hit a woman! damn coward.

  19. Pretty sure this is going to be related to violating the substance abuse policy and has nothing to do with the domestic charges. He was suspended 4 months last year, next offense would be a year. Just like Gordon.

  20. Assault on a woman?

    This scumbag needs to be shot and/or banned from the NFL for life.

    Make an example out of this dirtbag.

  21. It doesn’t really matter – it’s not like they’d contend for the division any way. 3 team race for 2nd (9er’s, AZ, and STL) — Hawks should coast to home field advantage.


  22. This isn’t too harsh, maybe the other punishments aren’t harsh enough. Amazed how some of you are upset with Goodell for being tough on a guy that hit his woman!!

  23. Wow inside lbs are dropping like flys whether it’s injury or suspension causing huge holes in their teams defense this is gonna hurt the cardinals playoffs chances a lot and it’s destroyed the cowboys chances.

  24. Freaking people…spend some time learning the facts instead of commenting uniformed:

    The NFL and Arizona Cardinals have announced that Pro Bowl linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for “at least one year,” but it is not related to his domestic incident, where he reached a plea agreement recently.

    The suspension is under the league’s substance abuse policy. He was suspended four games in 2013 under the same policy.

  25. The question isn’t “how many times are we going to keep seeing these situations?” The question is when is the NFLPA going to acknowledge that there is a drug abuse problem and address it?

    The NFL Administration has but they have choosen to throw up their hands because it’s easier to suspend a player than to get them treated.

  26. And so should Ray Ric ,Kap and all those other idiots who can’t control them selfs off the field including Aldon

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