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Adolphus Washington Suspended by Ohio State Following Citation for Solicitation

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

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)
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Ohio State star defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was cited by Columbus police with a first-degree misdemeanor charge of solicitation Wednesday, Ohio State officials told Sean Rowe of Fox 28 Columbus. He has been suspended for the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame, according to the Columbus Dispatch's Tim May.

"Disciplinary action will be handled internally," Ohio State spokesperson Jerry Emig said Wednesday, per Rowe, adding that Washington's court date is scheduled for Dec. 17.

Washington issued an apology, per Austin Ward of ESPN.com: 

Austin Ward @AWardSports

Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has issued an apology for his solicitation misdemeanor. https://t.co/4wRaZ4G1NW

Washington, a senior, has notched four sacks and 49 tackles this season. He's one of Ohio State's impact players on the defensive line and could be as high as a first-rounder in the 2016 NFL draft.

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