The Cardinals have yet to decide if they will reinstate Daryl Washington, but the recovery of the troubled linebacker was encouraging enough for the court to reduce his probation two months, per ESPN. Washington pled guilty to aggravated assault in March 2014. He served 10 months probation rather than the one year originally mandated. He was also suspended last May for violating the league's substance abuse policy. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has declared that the domestic violence charge would be reviewed under the personal conduct policy separately and following a decision on his reinstatement from his current suspension.
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is suspended for at least a year after violating the league's substance abuse policy. Coach Bruce Arians is taking an "out of sight, out of mind" approach to the situation. "Until he becomes a Cardinal again," Arians recently told The Arizona Republic, "It's a waste of breath."
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is approaching the one-year mark for his suspension though his NFL status is still in limbo. But according to a report from FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix, Washington is unsure about his status with the league. He was suspended a year ago on May 30, 2014 for being a multiple offender of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. However, he was expected to apply for reinstatement a month ago but did not do so. Assuming Washington is reinstated to the NFL at some point he will likely be subjected to punishment under the NFL's domestic violence policy. On March 24, 2014, he pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Before Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington can play in another NFL game, he must be reinstated by the NFL first, and Washington will apply for reinstatement in the next week or so, according to The Arizona Republic. Washington was suspended for at least one year in 2014 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he doesn't consider suspended linebacker Daryl Washington a part of the team until he's officially reinstated by the NFL, per the Boston Globe. "I don't even think about him. He's not a part of our team until he's reinstated," Arians said during Thursday's combine press conference. Washington was suspended for the entire season after a repeat violation of the league's substance abuse policy. He remains on probation for a domestic violence incident in May 2013.