COLUMBIA (AP) — Missouri running back Derrick Washington has been dismissed from the team after being charged with sexual assault.
The school released a two-sentence statement Wednesday that said the
Tigers’ leading rusher the past two seasons is “permanently suspended”
from the football program. The move comes two days after Washington, a
team captain, was charged with a single count of felony deviate sexual
Washington is accused of entering
a former Missouri tutor’s bedroom while visiting her roommate and
assaulting the woman while she slept.
Washington will remain on scholarship as long as he meets his academic requirements.
Missouri faces Illinois on Saturday in St. Louis. Pinkel has named
sophomore Kendial Lawrence and junior De’Vion Moore as likely starters,
with true freshmen Henry Josey and Marcus Murphy also expected to play.