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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Missouri dismisses RB facing sex assault charge

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— 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.

Comments

Dyrk Dugan 8 years, 2 months ago

not surprised. you can't have a potential felon, with a prosecutable violent act, on your roster.

this will hurt MU. they will not have the depth nor the explosiveness or experience at RB like they have had. and God forbid, Gabbert gets hurt....oh man, their offense would be basically be nothing.

truefan 8 years, 2 months ago

I guess I'm a little surprised. Just because he was charged doesn't mean he is guilty. It doesn't look too promising that he is innocent at the moment, but I can't blame them for getting rid of the distraction early. They'll have to comment on his release and how it affects their offense before the first game, and if they do well offensively during the first game then that will be the end of that.

jhawkrx10 8 years, 2 months ago

I'm not sure exactly where I read this, but I'm pretty sure Mizzou has a policy in place that states any athlete facing criminal charges (it might just be felonies--not too sure) are suspended until the charges are resolved. I'd be shocked if he gets off without a conviction and we don't see him back on the field (a la LaGarrette Blount from Oregon--suspended for the year until the team realized he could help, then brought back for "being good")

dmb40fan 8 years, 2 months ago

correction, you can have a potential felon, or felon period on your team if you are the Univeristy of Miami FB or the University of Conneticut BB

jakzhumans 8 years, 2 months ago

Note that he's still just suspended, likely because they've determined that there's no way his legal issues could possibly be resolved by the end of the football season, at least not in his favor. I'll believe the "permanently" part only if he's found guilty or pleads guilty. If he goes to court and is acquitted, I can easily envision a scenario where this season is treated as a redshirt and he's reinstated for next year.

Benjamin Piehler 8 years, 2 months ago

o SNAP.... too bad Joe College is gone, I'd imagine some pretty creative shirts would be available around border war time....

Benjamin Piehler 8 years, 2 months ago

oh also, its pathetic on a number of levels that a starting RB at a major university would ever feel the need to assault a woman in her sleep.

KU 8 years, 2 months ago

Especially a starting RB who was a CAPTAIN of his team!

KU 8 years, 2 months ago

Especially a starting RB who was a CAPTAIN of his team!

KU_FanSince75 8 years, 2 months ago

Nah, nah, nah, nah, heyy heyy-------good bye!!!!!!!!!

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