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Cardinals linebacker arrested, accused of assault

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was arrested Friday after being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, who authorities said is the mother of his baby daughter.

Maricopa County prosecutors said Washington posted $4,200 bond and was released following his initial court appearance after he had been booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault.

A probable cause statement released by Phoenix police said Washington's ex-girlfriend claimed he grabbed her by the throat and shoved her to the ground following an argument at her apartment Wednesday.

The woman told police that Washington also pushed her with two hands, causing her to fall and break her right collarbone, according to court documents.

Sgt. Steve Martos, a Phoenix police spokesman, said officers later interviewed the woman and their report noted her clavicle injury along with "road-rash type of scrapes, bruising and cuts to her right arm, right hip and right leg."

The alleged assaults occurred inside the woman's apartment and in a parking lot after Washington and his ex-girlfriend argued during his visitation with the 5-month-old child, Martos said.

Washington, 26, is expected back in court May 9 for a status conference with a preliminary hearing set for May 13.

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