Report: Washington cited by CPD
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's defensive line depth may have taken a hit with a published media report by WSYX/WTTE-TV stating that defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was cited by Columbus Police on Wednesday night for first-degree misdemeanor solicitation charges.
The WSYX/WTTE-TV report also stated that an Ohio State Spokesperson stated that Washington's discipline from this would be "handled internally".
The same Ohio State spokesperson did confirm to BuckeyeGrove.com that Washington will have a December 17th court date on this first-degree misdemeanor charge.
Washington had 49 tackles for the Buckeyes in 2015 with seven tackles for loss and four sacks in 12 games of action and an interception for Ohio State to go with four QB hurries. Washington was also named second-team All-Big Ten by both the conference media and coaches for 2015.
We will continue to follow this breaking news.
Update (1:00pm) - An Ohio State spokesperson followed up to BuckeyeGrove.com to confirm that Urban Meyer is on the road recruiting and that he would address this issue in terms of discipline when he returns back to Columbus. The team will have its next practice on Friday.
Update (4:00pm) - Adolphus Washington issued the following apology by way of the Ohio State Athletics Communication Department via press release:
“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement last night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of. I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”