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Wed. Apr 23, 2014 | STATS
News: A judge sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington on Wednesday to one year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. Now Washington, one of the team's top defensive players, will wait to see what punishment he may face from the NFL under its personal conduct policy. Washington was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Impact: The 27-year-old pleaded guilty nearly a month ago in Maricopa County Superior Court to aggravated assault arising out of a May 1 argument with the woman. Authorities said Washington choked the woman and caused a fall that broke her right collarbone. Washington was sentenced by Judge M. Scott McCoy. Possible punishments for Washington had ranged from probation to 18 months in jail, though his plea agreement with prosecutors called for probation.
Wed. Apr 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mathieu (knee) wants to avoid the PUP list at the start of the 2014 season, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Mathieu isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp and likely won't be available for any part of training camp. His ultimate goal is to avoid the PUP list and be ready for Week 1, but that seems questionable at this point.
Wed. Apr 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Washington was sentenced Wednesday to a year of supervised probation stemming from an assault charge related to an incident last May, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: The report adds that Washington, who served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy to start the 2013 season, may now be subject to further league discipline as a result of the ruling. The inside linebacker recorded 75 tackles and three sacks in 12 games for the Cardinals last season.
Mon. Apr 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peterson's fifth-year option was officially exercised Monday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Thus, the ballhawk that is Peterson is locked up through the 2015 season. In 48 career games, he's picked off 12 passes, despite opponents avoiding throwing his way after tallying three interceptions combined in Weeks 4 and 5 last fall. In any case, the Cardinals now have ample time to discuss a contract extension, which will surely come to pass at some point.