Draft Free Agent Tony Washington Is Found To Be a Sex Offender

Patrick FerliseCorrespondent IApril 27, 2010

A past that has haunted the NFL Draft free agent to the day, Tony Washington holds the horrific title of being labeled a sex offender. This is most likely the NFL Draft's first time having a registered sex offender compete in the combine and perform in front of scouts who look for both skill and weigh in on character. Coming from a unique situation, the Division II Abilene Christian graduate had a very good shot of being picked in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but it could be possible that the sex offender title might have prevented him from getting drafted in any round.

In May of 2003, high schooler Tony Washington was arrested for having consensual sex with his fifteen-year-old biological sister. The disturbing and irresponsible move shattered his life and potentially ruined his chances of going to college. Washington was labeled a sex offender under government classification and recieved no jail time for the incestuous relationship with his sister.

It is said that Washington and his sister are on good terms, but the charge still looms over his head. It certainly is not something to be taken lightly, and it could have possibly ruined his chances at being drafted in a late round where picks can change in an instant. The news story was initially broke by SportsFanLive.com, with follow up stories filed by CBSSports and The Huffington Post