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Probation for Cardinals LB in assault

PHOENIX — Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was sentenced Wednesday to a year of supervised probation for assaulting his daughter's mother.

Washington, 27, pleaded guilty nearly a month ago in Maricopa County Superior Court to aggravated assault arising out of a May 1 argument with the woman, who is a former girlfriend. Washington choked the woman and caused a fall that broke her right collarbone, authorities said.

Possible punishments had ranged from probation to 18 months in jail. His plea agreement called for probation. He also could face league discipline.

The argument arose out of a visit Washington made to his daughter at the apartment where the mother lives, investigators said. The mother panicked after Washington left with the child to go to a restaurant and wouldn't answer her calls to his cell phone.

Bills: The team reached a settlement with fans who say it sent them too many text messages, agreeing to issue debit cards for the Bills store worth $58 to $75 each. Along with the $2.5 million worth of cards, the Bills will pay $562,000 in legal fees under terms of a class action settlement approved by a federal court in Tampa last week.

Bills fan Jerry Wojcik, whose residence is given as Tampa Bay, brought the case in 2012 after signing up to get Bills alerts on his cell phone. He said the Bills routinely exceeded the promised limit of five messages per week, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The complaint said the extra messages were aggravating and an added cost for consumers who pay for texts and data. Wojcik said he received six messages one week, including three in one day, and seven messages in another week. The Bills maintain the program complied with the law but settled "in the best interest of our organization and our fans." The team discontinued its text service in October.

Seahawks: Quarterback Russell Wilson said he filed for divorce from wife, Ashton. They married in January 2012. Wilson said the decision wasn't easy and asked for understanding and privacy "during this difficult time."

Probation for Cardinals LB in assault 04/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:20pm]
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