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Cardinals linebacker arrested on two counts of assault

PHOENIX, Arizona--National Football League linebacker Daryl Washington of the Arizona Cardinals was arrested Friday on two counts of aggravated assault.

Washington, who was suspended last month for the first four games of the 2013 season that opens in September for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was arrested after police answered reports of domestic violence.

“This is a legal matter and I am limited in what I can say other than that my lawyer and I will continue to cooperate with investigators and welcome the opportunity for all the facts to be presented,” Washington said in a statement.

“I regret that the situation has brought this kind of attention to my family and my team. I look forward to resolving it as soon as possible.”

Washington, 26, has made 319 tackles, 15 sacks, four interceptions and forced three fumbles in three seasons with Arizona after being a second-round selection by the Cardinals in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Last season, Washington made a career-high 134 tackles, including nine sacks, and intercepted a pass as well as forcing two fumbles over 16 games.

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