Registered Sex Offender Unsure Why His NFL Draft Stock is Falling

March 11, 2010

Outside of a poor work ethic or association with USC’s receiving corps, there’s not a lot of character issues that make NFL general managers immediately dismiss a prospect’s chances of succeeding at the pro level. Getting charged with “sexing up” your sister, however, is one of them.

Tony Washington, an offensive lineman from Abeline Christian, has looked great in his pre-draft workouts and has become one of the most heralded players at his position in the entire country. If only he hadn’t been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with his 15-year-old sister, his stock would never be higher.

In Washington’s defense, the sex was reportedly consensual and he only received five years of probation for violating America’s “don’t sleep with family members” law – making him free to cross state lines and enjoy a fruitful football career with very few sex-related crimes.

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