Report: Ex-Husker RB receives 30-day jail sentence, two years probation
Former Nebraska running back Maurice Washington will serve 30 days in jail and will have two years of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor in a court case in California, according to a report.
On Friday, Omaha.com reported that Washington pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in case alleging he sent a video of a sex act to the girl who was in the video. Because of the no contest plea, felony charges against the former Nebraska running back were dropped.
Washington was also ordered to not have any contact with the woman in the video.
Charges were filed in February 2019, marking over a year until there was a resolution in the case. The charges stemmed from a text that Washington sent the girl in March 2018, which included a video of the girl performing a sex act. At the time of the recorded video, the alleged victim was 15.
Washington did not record the video and was not present at the time of the recording, but the text message fell under California’s “revenge porn” law. Initially, Washington was charged with a misdemeanor and a felony.
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost suspended Washington for one half of the team’s season opener against South Alabama due to circumstances. Washington did appear in four total games for the Huskers while the case was pending in California.
Washington was removed from the team in October with the potential to return. In January, Frost announced that the running back had been dismissed from the program.
Washington totaled 298 rushing yards, 162 receiving yards and three touchdowns.