Columbia, Mo. Missouri running back Derrick Washington has been dismissed from the team after being charged in an alleged sexual assault.
The school released a two-sentence statement Wednesday that the Tigers' leading rusher the past two seasons is "permanently suspended" from the football program. The move comes two days after Washington, a team captain, was charged with a single count of felony deviate sexual assault.
Washington is accused of entering a former Missouri tutor's closed bedroom while visiting her roommate and assaulting the woman while she slept. The woman obtained a court order of protection that expired in July.
Washington will remain on scholarship as long as he meets his academic requirements.