NFL Player Arrested in Effingham County


Published on July 20 2012 11:11 am
Last Updated on July 23 2012 10:40 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A NFL player was arrested in Effingham County Thursday.

Donald Washington is a 25-year-old defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs.  Washington was stopped by Illinois State Police on I-70 near Altamont at 2:42pm for speeding at 88mph.  The trooper detected the odor of cannabis and found a small quantity of cannabis in the vehicle in a backpack in the trunk.

Washington, who played college football at Ohio State University, has been charged with DUI drugs, unlawful possession of 2.5 to 10 grams of cannabis, speeding and driving while his license is suspended.  His bond was set at $20,000.  He's next due in court at 10am on August 23.