Footballer Pleads Guilty in Drug Case
Published on September 13 2012 3:02 pm
Last Updated on September 13 2012 3:08 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
A former Big 10 football star arrested in Effingham County this summer on traffic and drug charges has pleaded guilty.
26-year-old Donald Washington pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance. Washington was placed on 24 months probation under a first offender program that if successfully completed would erase the charges from his record.
Washington was a star at Ohio State University and had played for the Kansas City Chiefs until his release at the end of August.
State police stopped Washington's car for traveling 88MPH in a 65MPH zone on I-70 west of Effingham. The trooper reported he smelled marijuana inside Washington's car and also found a quantity of controlled substance in Washington's sock.