Suspended Arizona Cardinal Daryl Washington is proving to be on the road to recovery after his probation was recently reduced.
According to ESPN, Washington’s probation, the punishment for pleading guilty to aggravated assault in March 2014, was reduced by two months.
In a petition to end the probation early, his probation officer noted he had met all the guidelines.
Washington has been making every effort to put this behind him and get back to the football field.
General manager Steve Keim said last Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that when players are suspended under the substance abuse policy, the Cardinals do not receive “any” information from the league.
“That’s between the league and the players,” Keim said. “So, it’s really out of our hands at this point. So, nothing has changed when it comes to Daryl Washington.”
Washington last played for the Cardinals in 2013. He was suspended the first four games that season for violating the substance abuse policy. He missed the 2014 season for violating the substance abuse policy for the second time.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ESPN that Washington’s domestic assault violation would be reviewed under the personal conduct policy separately.
Washington’s year long suspension was up on May 30, but there has been no reinstatement or news from the league.