Daryl Washington Suspended For Entire 2014 Season

Daryl Washington
Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended Friday morning for the entire 2014 NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 AM.

The Cardinals have confirmed the report on their website.

“It’s completely unacceptable that Daryl has once again put us in this position,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said, in a statement. “We all know what the consequences are and will deal with them. From a personal standpoint, our hope is that this suspension will give Daryl the opportunity to accept the necessary help and guidance to get his life back on track and we will certainly support him however we can.

“As it pertains to our team, our approach is the same as it’s always been: next man up. We talk a lot about how critical depth is to a team because situations always arise where you lose players, whether by injury or other circumstances such as this one. One player’s absence is another’s opportunity. That approach has served us well in the past and we will rely on it now.”