Ohio State suspends Adolphus Washington for Fiesta Bowl


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One of Ohio State’s top defensive players, Adolphus Washington, has been suspended by coach Urban Meyer for the seventh-ranked Buckeyes’ Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl matchup with Notre Dame (10-2).

The suspension was announced less than 48 hours after the standout senior defensive tackle was caught in a police sting operation Wednesday night and cited for solicitation. The suspension effectively ends his college career.

The second-team All-American and All-Big Ten selection is schedule to appear in court on Dec.17. He issued a public apology for his actions on Thursday night.

Washington recorded 49 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception that he returned for a touchdown for OSU (11-1) in 2015.

Ohio State defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (92) waits for the start of the next play during an NCAA football game against Illinois Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 28-3. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)