Ohio State Lineman Adolphus Washington Cited For Solicitation

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Columbus police tell 10TV senior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was cited Wednesday night for solicitation.  The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Washington is expected to appear in court on December 17.

Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig says any disciplinary action "will be handled internally."

No other information on this case was immediately available.

The 6’4” Cincinnati-native recorded 23 solo tackles this season and four sacks.  On Sunday, Washington accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, along with four other Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes are set to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 1 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Ohio State University Athletics released the following statement from Washington Thursday afternoon:

“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement last night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of. I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”