Ex-Mizzou RB Faces Sentencing in Sex Assault
COLUMBIA (AP) - Former University of Missouri football running back and co-captain Derrick Washington faces up to seven years in prison when he's sentenced for sexual assault.
A Boone County jury convicted Washington two months ago of fondling a former Missouri athletics tutor in June 2010 as she slept in her off-campus apartment. He was scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon.
Washington is also scheduled for trial in late December on two misdemeanor domestic assault charges. A former girlfriend accused him of poking her eyes and choking her during an argument.
Washington was Missouri's leading rusher as a sophomore and junior but was kicked off the team before the 2010 season after the accusations surfaced. He was initially allowed to keep his scholarship but soon withdrew from school.