And just like that, Adolphus Washington's Ohio State career is at an end.
The former five-star recruit from Cincinnati was cited for solicitation on Wednesday night. Despite issuing a heartfelt apology, Ohio State announced the Fiesta Bowl suspension of the senior defensive tackle on Friday. Tim May of dispatch.com reported Washington was legally carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest, but Urban Meyer still considers it a violation of core team principles.
"Senior Adolphus Washington will be suspended from playing in Ohio State’s upcoming bowl game for violating team policy," Meyer said in a statement released by the university.
The punishment is the same doled out to Joey Bosa, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith for team policy violations over the summer, as well as J.T. Barrett's Halloween O.V.I. arrest.
Washington finishes his career with 142 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 13.5 sacks. As of now, it's unclear how this will affect his first-to-second round NFL Draft projection.