Washington allegedly hit ex-girlfriend

COLUMBIA, Missouri - Former Missouri star running back Derrick Washington is in trouble with the law again.

Washington was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly hitting an ex-girlfriend in her Columbia, Missouri apartment. That’s according to a police report released Monday.

The former Ray-Pec high school star was kicked off the football team earlier this month. He already faces a felony sexual-assault charge for a separate incident.

On Sunday, Washington was arrested at his apartment on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault. That’s a Class A misdemeanor. He posted $1,000 bond and was released.

Columbia police were set to the Grindstone Canyon Apartment complex at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday for a disturbance call. That’s where the alleged victim lived. Police interviewed the woman and her friend.

The police report said the victim’s shirt and nose were bloodied and she had swelling in her forehead. She told police she was arguing with Washington, her ex-boyfriend. The alleged victim refused a ride to seek medical attention. Washington was not at the woman’s apartment when police arrived.

Officers then went to Washington’s apartment, arriving at about 3 a.m. Washington was asleep. The former Tigers running back told police he had been in an argument with the alleged victim but denied hitting her. Police arrested Washington and took him into custody at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department before he posted bond.

Washington was suspended indefinitely from the Mizzou football program on August 26. Right after that, an order of protection filed against Washington was discovered. That order came from an accusation that he sexually assaulted a female on June 19.

On August 30, the Boone County prosecutor charged Washington with one count of felony sexual assault. Two days later, he was permanently suspended from the football program. He has been allowed to remain on scholarship for the remainder of his enrollment at Missouri.

Washington will be arraigned on the sexual assault charge September 22 in Boone County Circuit Court.

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