Chiefs CB Donald Washington arrested on DUI charges

By Ryan Wilson |
Washington is the latest NFL player to be arrested this month. (US PRESSWIRE)

Another day, another NFL player runs afoul of the law. This time, it's Chiefs' defensive back Donald Washington who was arrested early Thursday morning by the Illinois State Police. Originally pulled over for speeding, Washington was later charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, according to Effingham County court records (via

Details via the Effingham Daily News:

In addition to the DUI charge, Donald David Washington III, 25, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, speeding and driving while license suspended. Effingham County State's Attorney Ed Deters said Washington had been stopped Thursday afternoon by an Illinois state trooper for allegedly traveling 86 miles per hour in a 65-mile per hour zone on Interstate 70 about five miles west of Effingham.

The judge set Washington's bond at $20,000, a relatively large amount because additional charges could be pending after officers found crushed pills in Washington's possession. The pills, which were sent away for testing, may be a controlled substance.

Washington played collegiately at Ohio State and has been a backup with the Chiefs since 2009.

His arrest is the latest in a flurry of them for NFL players. In the last few weeks, Kenny Britt, Marshawn Lynch, Robert Quinn, Elvis Dumervil and Dez Bryant all had legal run-ins for everything from road rage, to assault, to driving under the influence. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could be busy handing down punishments in the coming weeks.

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