MU tail­back fac­ing charges

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - SPORTS DAILY - By MIKE DeAR­MOND

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 —


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