Washington plans NY trip to appeal ban

Posted by Darren Urban on August 7, 2013 – 7:59 pm

The Cardinals will be back at University of Phoenix Stadium Monday for practice. Linebacker Daryl Washington won’t be there, in hopes he can spend some time there in September.

Washington told Craig Morgan of he will be in New York Monday in an attempt to talk to someone in the NFL in a quest to either reduce his four-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Washington told Morgan he won’t have an audience with commissioner Roger Goodell, so it doesn’t seem likely anything is going to change. There are still no specifics about what happened for Washington to be suspended nor what he would argue to change anything. Obviously, on it’s surface, it seems like a Hail Mary at best.

(I thought Washington had already appealed, so I’m not sure how this would work or what would have changed.)

Really, this only has upside for Washington and the Cardinals. The worst-case scenario is that it’s a wasted trip and Washington ends up with the four-game ban the team was planning for anyway. Best case, somehow a game or two is shaved off the sentence.

This has nothing to do with Washington’s pending court case for assault. The next court date for that situation is in October, Washington said.


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14 Responses to “Washington plans NY trip to appeal ban”

  1. By andystandsup on Aug 7, 2013 | Reply

    Goodell has suspended at least one player before (Roethlisberger) just because of circumstantial evidence.
    The meeting MAY have to do with the NFL getting more info on the assault charges with possible further suspension, but probably unlikely, with the court dates progressing later into the year.

  2. By lg on Aug 7, 2013 | Reply

    I hope they do reduce it but if they don’t just learn from it and move on Bird gang for life.

  3. By Wildcard on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren I was wondering if you knew BA’s opinion on attacking the kneel down play ala Tampa last year?

  4. By Darren Urban on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    Wildcard —

    RE: Tampa kneeldown

    I do not.

  5. By Eric G on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    I need me some cuts by Dockett. Darren, why isn’t this up yet? Scroll to the end.

  6. By Darren Urban on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    Eric G —

    RE: Rookies

    We have some:

  7. By AzDesertRat1953 on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    Looks as if Dockett has had his fun with the Rookies this year! LOL

    GO CARDS!!!

  8. By georgiebird on Aug 8, 2013 | Reply

    Washington is lucky he wasn’t suspended for the season. Serve the suspension and come back a better person. DW has let his teammates down already- no need to be a further distraction.

  9. By Eazy E on Aug 10, 2013 | Reply

    The weed/marijuana must have got him 4 games and not an assault charge.

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