MU tailback facing charges
Washington is alleged to have committed deviate sexual assault back on June 19.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel had already put the weight on his shoulders at his Monday news conference, saying three DWI arrests in August involving members of his football program were his responsibility
The same for starting tailback and team captain Derrick Washington, who was charged Monday with de- viate sexual assault, a Class C felony.
“We’ve taken hits,” Pinkel said. “I’m disappointed with it. That’s an understatement.
“We’ve done a good job building a reputation for running a first-class program, a disciplined program. The system works.”
It was at that point Pinkel was asked a question with some sandpaper —