Cards' Washington has suspension appeal denied
AUG 16, 2013 12:42p ET
Washington met Monday with an NFL official in New York in hopes of having his suspension -- for violating the league's substance abuse policy -- shortened or reduced, but the league denied his request. His meeting -- although Washington said before leaving camp for New York that it was more of an informal discussion than an official meeting -- was with Adolpho Birch, a senior vice president for the NFL.
Washington has never revealed the specific nature of his violation.
A first-time Pro Bowler last season, Washington also could face additional discipline from the team and league due to an offseason arrest on two counts of aggravated assault in a domestic dispute.