Washington’s Montae Nicholson had previously unreported DUI

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Washington safety Montae Nicholson, who was arrested in Virginia this week for assault and battery and public intoxication, had a previously unreported drunk driving arrest.

FOX 5 in D.C. reports that Nicholson was arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania in 2017.

Nicholson was drafted in 2017 and it’s unclear whether that arrest was before or after the draft.

That Nicholson has now been arrested twice in two years, both times with alcohol involved, will put him under the scrutiny of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, in addition to the possibility that he’ll be suspended under the league’s personal-conduct policy for the assault charge. Nicholson has played in all 14 games this season, but Washington has put him on the non-football injury list and he won’t play today against the Titans, and his inability to stay out of trouble off the field leaves him in jeopardy of the team getting rid of him in 2019.

18 responses to “Washington’s Montae Nicholson had previously unreported DUI

  1. Let’s see. Nicholson was a fourth round draft pick and just a backup. They could cut him without much of a cap hit. Most teams would just cut him. However, we are talking about a Washington team that signed Reuben Foster. They will probably give him a raise.

  2. For a country that has spent billions on a War on Drugs, the worst drug is legally sold on just about every corner, and nearly everyone uses it. My dad used to have poker parties. One of his groups included 5 or 6 doctors. They all drove home drunk. Another one of his groups included a judge. He drove home wasted. Another included football coaches. They were no different. These were some of the most well respected members of our society. These are the people our parents tell us we should aspire to be like. These NFL players are young kids, trying to follow in the footsteps of these role models. When the cops pulled the judge over, he was escorted home, not taken to jail.

  3. I think he has all the credentials to be a star on the Washington Numbskins’ defense. This team collect miscreants like people collect trading cards.

  4. defscottyb says:
    December 22, 2018 at 9:35 am
    He’s a backup anyway.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    He can drive his 3,000 pound SUV across the yellow line and smash into a family of four and their pet dog just as well as Joe Citizen. I don’t understand your ‘defense’.

  5. Casca’s friend says:
    December 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    defscottyb says:
    December 22, 2018 at 9:35 am

    He’s a backup anyway.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    He can drive his 3,000 pound SUV across the yellow line and smash into a family of four and their pet dog just as well as Joe Citizen. I don’t understand your ‘defense’.

    >>>I don’t understand why you take that as a “defense”?
    Sounds like he was refering to the team needing him or maybe it was just a comment.

    What I really don’t understand is why/how some people always get “way more” out of a simple comment than is actually there? Or how some people “think” they know exactly what the person meant!
    “He’s a back-up anyway” could mean a lot of things and I didn’t even see it being a “defense” as any one of them.

  6. Steve Cunningham says

    What I really don’t understand is why/how some people always get “way more” out of a simple comment than is actually there? Or how some people “think” they know exactly what the person meant!

    Because sometimes a comment is just asinine. I’ve lost 3 family members to impaired driving (others were impaired) and being a starter or a backup wouldn’t have mattered in their cases. Sometimes it’s just showing a little empathy. It isn’t that hard to figure out what the intent of a comment is; maybe you just struggle with it. And you know what? If we’re wrong from time to time so be it. But the counter-posters are right more often than not.

  7. objectivefbfan says:
    December 22, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I took the “he’s a back-up anyway” as if he was saying if the Skins cut him so what, he’s just a back-up. Sorry about your losses but I didn’t see the comment the way you did, not even close, but losing people will make you sensitive to others comments even if they didn’t mean what you thought they did and in this case I 100% don’t believe he did!

    “But the counter-posters are right more often than not”. Maybe in your mind they are but that’s debatable!

    OH and foodie, no one is making you do anything, you obviously choose to re-read them!

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