According to the Maricopa County Superior Court, Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has been sentenced to one year of probation for aggravated assault.
Washington plead guilty close to a month ago to his aggravated assault charge that stems from an incident in which he was accused of breaking his ex-girlfriend’s collarbone.
Last year, Washington served a four-game suspension for a substance abuse violation, so even though he’s clearly a talent player, there are some obvious concerns regarding him moving forward.
Even with these issues, the Cardinals elected to pay Washington’s $10 million option bonus that was due in March.
Washington, 27, still has four years remaining on his six-year, $32.5 million contract. He’ll make a base salary of $2.9 million for the upcoming season and another $3.4 million in 2015.
In 2013, Washington appeared in 12 games and totaled 75 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Pro Football Focus has Washington rated as the No. 21 inside linebacker in the league this past season.