A key contributor along the defensive line has been suspended by the Northwestern football program.
According to reports, Wildcats defensive end Xavier Washington has been suspended indefinitely after a weekend arrest that resulted in a felony drug charge due to cocaine possession.
Ben Pope of The Daily Northwestern was first to report the news.
From the report:
Washington was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance early Sunday morning near the intersection of Brown Avenue and Simpson Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
Dugan said officers were called to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Foster Street at about 3:30 a.m. Washington fled on foot, and was stopped by officers who found 0.5 grams of cocaine on his person, Dugan said.
Washington was charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
During his junior campaign in 2016, Washington played in all 13 games, recording eight starts, and finishing with 4.5 sacks.
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