Ex-Missouri RB's sex assault trial delayed

BY foxsports • September 9, 2011

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington has received another trial delay in the first of two criminal cases that led to his dismissal from the team last year.

Washington is accused of two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence after an ex-girlfriend said he poked her eyes and choked her during an argument. He also faces a Sept. 20 trial on a felony sex assault charge involving a former Missouri tutor.

Both trials have been repeatedly postponed, and his defense lawyer and a prosecutor asked for another delay Friday. They assured the judge it would be their last such request.

The one-time Tiger co-captain has pleaded not guilty in both cases. He was dismissed from the team days before the start of the 2010 season.

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