Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington cited for solicitation

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Washington issued an apology through Ohio State on Thursday afternoon.

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“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement last night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of. I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”

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One of the best players on Ohio State’s defense reportedly ran into some trouble on Wednesday night.

According to Fox 28 in Columbus, defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was cited for solicitation – a first-degree misdemeanor. Ohio State confirmed the incident to BuckeyeGrove.com and said that Washington is due in court on Dec. 17.

Ohio State spokesperson Jerry Emig told Fox 28 that discipline for Washington “will be handled internally.”

According to Cleveland.com, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is "expected to address Washington's status" when he returns to Columbus on Friday when the team returns to practice. Meyer is currently on the road recruiting. 

Washington, a senior, was a second team All-Big Ten selection this year. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound totaled 49 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks on the season.

For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.

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