Nicholson is no longer facing misdemeanor assault charges from a December incident, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. The charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence, but Nicholson may still face punishment from the NFL if a league investigation reveals any wrongdoing. Washington placed the safety on the non-football injury list Dec. 19 following allegations of assault and public intoxication.
The Redskins placed Nicholson (personal/finger) on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. The safety will miss the rest of the season, Following his arrest Tuesday, Nicholson has been charged with assault and battery and public drunkenness. He won't be eligible to return this season, even if his team makes an unexpected playoff run.
Nicholson (finger) was arrested Tuesday morning in Loudoun County, Va. following allegations of assault and public intoxication, Troy Machir of NBC Sports Washington reports. "We are aware of the arrest of Montae Nicholson," Redskins spokesman Tony Wylie said in a statement. "We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details." Nicholson's usage in the defense has taken a hit since the midseason acquisition of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and now legal troubles have engulfed the second-year safety. There's no telling if Nicholson's roster spot may be in jeopardy, but it appears the Redskins will hold off on a decision in the short term. Following the arrest, he also may be subject to a suspension under the league's personal conduct policy.
Nicholson suffered a finger injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Nicholson was thought to be ruled out for Sunday's matchup with an illness, but was active only to leave with the finger injury. The 23-year-old hasn't played more than three defensive snaps since Week 9, so the Redskins defense is unlikely to be significantly impacted should he be unable to return.
Nicholson (illness) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Nicholson has had issues with illness for some time now, dating back even to Week 11 against the Texans. The Michigan State product will miss his first game of the season Sunday. Nicholson, however, only has 26 defensive snaps in the last six games and none in his last four. Therefore, the Washington secondary likely won't be impacted too much by his absence.
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