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 foxsportsarizona.com 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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