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Reports: Cardinals Washington arrested for assault

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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was arrested on two aggravated assault charges Friday, according to multiple reports.

Washington had been under investigation stemming from a domestic violence incident this week.

The alleged victim, Washington's ex-girlfriend, showed "clear indications" of being attacked and claimed that Washington choked her, according a Phoenix Police Department report.

Washington met with authorities about the incident on Thursday.

"This is a legal matter and I am limited in what I can say other than that my lawyer and I will continue to cooperate with investigators and welcome the opportunity for all the facts to be presented," Washington said in a statement. "I regret that the situation has brought this kind of attention to my family and my team. I look forward to resolving it as soon as possible."

The Cardinals released a statement before Washington's arrest.

"These are serious accusations that we are closely monitoring," the statement said. "Until all the facts are determined, and out of respect for the process, we will decline any further comment at this point."

Washington was previously suspended the first four games of the coming season for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
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