Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Cardinals LB Daryl Washington has had even more violations while he’s been in the NFL drug program.
- According to Glazer, there’s a chance that Washington’s NFL career could be over.
- Ian Rapoport mentions that the violations are “mostly” for missed tests, but this counts the same as a positive test.
- Rapoport also confirms that Washington may never play again.
Washington is currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last year.
However, he has yet to receive discipline for a previous domestic violence arrest and the expectation has been that he’s likely to be suspended somewhere between two-six games for this incident.
Previous reports have said that Washington has completed 38 weeks of anger management and domestic violence classes, but given his repeat offender status, it’s still likely that he’ll receive a multi-game suspension.
Washington, 29, still has three years remaining on his six-year, $32.5 million contract. He’ll make a base salary of $3.4 million for the upcoming season and another $4.4 million in each of the remaining two years on his contract.
Washington last appeared in an NFL game during the 2013 season when he totaled 75 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery over the course of 12 games. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 inside linebacker in the league that season.
We’ll have more regarding Washington possibly returning to the NFL as the news is available.