Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker (58) Daryl Washington greets wide receiver (11) Larry Fitzgerald and defensive tackle (98) Nick Eason prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals faithful have just been some-what stabbed in the back by linebacker Daryl Washington and his promise to get himself right and put his problems behind him. Washington made this promise after pleading guilty to a domestic violence incident in April, with the expectation of a small suspension awaiting, little did any of the faithful fans know that behind the NFL scenes that Washington was being investigated on a second substance abuse violation.
The current suspension for the entire 2014 season is most definitely warranted as Washington has had many opportunities to get his act together, after these events the echo around the Valley is “cut ties with this guy and hope he gets some help” also quoted by General Manager Steve Keim as he released a statement
"” This is completely unacceptable that Daryl has again put us in this position”"
those are very strong words, enough that it doesn’t take a genius to read between the lines this is the last ride for Washington as an Arizona Cardinal.
The team had paid Washington five million of his 10 million signing bonus when they picked up his option for this year already pending a suspension for the domestic violence charge. But now that will change over the course of the next few weeks, the team may look to recover that money and then of course cut ties with the troubled star.
As for the Arizona faithful, well they have voiced their displeasure all over the radio waves, social media, and comments sections on websites and they all seem to have the same voice saying “Daryl get help, but its over as a Cardinal” and the team has already reiterated its next move, which is the patented “next man up” quote.