Ex-Mizzou RB Washington sentenced to 5 years in sex assault

Nov 14, 2011

Former University of Missouri football running back and co-captain Derrick Washington has been sentenced to five years in prison for the off-campus sexual assault of a former Tiger athletics tutor.

Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane sentenced Washington on Monday afternoon, two months after a Columbia jury found him guilty of forcibly fondling the woman in June 2010.

Washington had faced a punishment of up to seven years in prison. But he could be released after 120 days in a "shock incarceration" program while remaining on probation for the duration of his five-year sentence.

Washington also is scheduled to stand trial in late December on two misdemeanor domestic assault charges. A former girlfriend has accused him of poking her eyes and choking her during an argument.