Derrick Washington faces sentencing in sexual assault case

Monday, November 14, 2011 | 8:55 a.m. CST; updated 5:13 p.m. CST, Monday, November 14, 2011

COLUMBIA — Former Missouri football running back and co-captain Derrick Washington could face 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 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.


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Sally Willis November 15, 2011 | 10:25 a.m.


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