Eric Chavez of the Arizona Diamondbacks and starting pitcher Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves talk after facing each other in the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 15, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
- ALLEGED VICTIM CARDINALS LB DARYL WASHINGTON HAD CONFRONTATION WITH HAS BROKEN COLLARBONE - After the initial report surfaced that Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was facing allegations of domestic abuse, it was reported that the woman accusing him had “clear indications” she had been physically attacked.
Now, after Washington made his initial appearance in court on Friday, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix reports that the victim has a broken right collarbone. Per the report, the 27-year-old woman is the mother of Washington’s five-month-old daughter.
According to paperwork filed in court, the two got into an altercation near the woman’s apartment where Washington allegedly choked her. Then they got into another fight, where the woman claims Washington pushed her with two hands, causing her to fall and break her collarbone. According to the paperwork filed, a medical exam showed injuries consistent with what the victim said happen.
According to police, this isn’t the first time the couple’s had a physical confrontation, but the previous ones were not reported. The alleged victim may also face charges in this case, as it’s been reported that she threw a plastic plant a Washington which missed him.
In a statement on Friday, Washington said he is cooperating with authorities.
“This is a legal matter and I am limited in what I can say other than that my lawyer and I will continue to cooperate with investigators and welcome the opportunity for all the facts to be presented,” Washington said, according to the team’s Web site. “I regret that the situation has brought this kind of attention to my family and my team. I look forward to resolving it as soon as possible.”
For now, Washington is out of jail after posting a $4,200 bond. This has not been a good offseason for the linebacker. He’s already scheduled to miss the first four games of the 2013 season due to a suspension under the substance-abuse policy. (Photo: AZCentral.com)