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Chiefs To Visit With Registered Sex Offender Derrick Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs will visit with former Missouri running back Derrick Washington, according to Tony Pauline.

From Pauline:

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington, who lit it up at Tuskegee last season, is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs and has a private workout scheduled with the New England Patriots. Washington was dominant during his Missouri days and looked like a prime NFL running back prospect before being sidelined with legal issues.

Yeah, he was sidelined all right.

Washington looked to be on his way to the NFL until he was accused of a sexual offense against a former Missouri tutor in 2010. Washington was later convicted of the crime in 2011 and sentenced to five-years in prison. As a first time offender, he served only 120 days and was released on parol. He is now a registered sex offender.

Washington was released from prison in March of 2012 and eventually resumed his football career at Tuskegee. He had a productive season,

From NFL Draft Scout:

The 6-foot, 215-pounder rushed for 1,679 yards and 14 touchdowns in his only season in a Golden Tigers’ uniform and played in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic in Montgomery back in January along with teammate and first-team all-conference defensive back William Buford.

Tuskegee recently held a Pro Day in which six NFL teams (Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars) were in attendance. Washington weighed in at 226 and ran a 4.74 40.

Washington, who while in prison also plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge on a former girlfriend, maintains he is innocent of the sexual assault.

From the Columbia Tribune:

Washington’s accuser, a 24-year-old University of Missouri graduate who was his former tutor, told the jury she was asleep June 19, 2010, in her Campus View apartment after a night of drinking when she was awoken by a man sexually touching her in her bed.

She said Washington shared a “friends with benefits” relationship with her roommate and was known to visit the apartment during the early morning. The victim also said she tutored Washington for two semesters before the assault.

You can read more about the case in this ESPN article.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)

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  • [email protected]

    A mistake is a mistake but a person molesting someone sleeping is a p.o.s. And I don’t want to see him on our team…regardless of what he brings to the team. But I forgot this is the same coach that gave Michael Vick a second shot. I hope Clark Hunt would veto this kinda move

  • steve james

    Well can’t say I would really want a question mark in the locker room. I suppose he would be a good value with a lot of upside. Hard to have him go to schools for the charity work though innit.

  • KCPauly

    Let him play for Oakland, he’s right up their alley

  • Brody Hall

    Guy is a first round talent hands down when it comes to skill… I was friends with him in high school and i do see him from time to time now but when we do, even though we never talk about what happened he seems like a much better person tha before (humbled, more well manered etc.) Im not defending him what so ever… Just though id share a bit of information that would apply to the subject thats all.

  • d-block

    Everyone deserves a second chance. We don’t know all the facts, but he did his time. And it cost him a great amount.

  • Bryant Harris

    cmon whos never touched someone sexually while they where sleeping?we have all had and done a drunken foundling