|May 30 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET21:41 GMT5:41 AM 北京时间2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST4:41 PM CT1:41 UAE (+1)17:41 ET20:41 - The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: The punishment, announced Friday, was for substance abuse and did not mention his recent guilty plea to assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
|Apr. 23 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET17:10 GMT1:10 AM 北京时间10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:10 PM CT21:10 UAE13:10 ET16:10 - A judge sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington on Wednesday to one year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. Now Washington, one of the team's top defensive players, will wait to see what punishment he may face from the NFL under its personal conduct policy. Washington was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: The 27-year-old pleaded guilty nearly a month ago in Maricopa County Superior Court to aggravated assault arising out of a May 1 argument with the woman. Authorities said Washington choked the woman and caused a fall that broke her right collarbone. Washington was sentenced by Judge M. Scott McCoy. Possible punishments for Washington had ranged from probation to 18 months in jail, though his plea agreement with prosecutors called for probation.
|Mar. 24 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET19:27 GMT3:27 AM 北京时间12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST1:27 PM CT23:27 UAE15:27 ET18:27 - Washington has pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Washington had a change of plea hearing Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and a judge set sentencing for April 23.
Analysis: Washington had been facing an April 30 trial in the case after originally pleading not guilty to aggravated assault and trespassing charges. He was accused of grabbing his ex-girlfriend, the mother of the couple's daughter, by the throat and shoving her to the ground during an argument at her apartment last May. His ex-girlfriend told police that Washington pushed her with two hands, causing her to fall and break her right collarbone.
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