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