Missouri running back Derrick Washington, who was already suspended from the team by Head Coach Gary Pinkel was charged with sexually assaulting a former tutor in her apartment this past June.

Back in June, court records showed an order of protection was served to the Raymore, Mo. native, and co-captain of the Tigers.  Assistant Boone County prosecutor Andrea Hayes said that a single count of felony deviate sexual assault was filed against Washington, a senior this year.

Gary Pinkel’s press conference

Coach Gary Pinkel suspended Washington last week without disclosing details. Boone County court documents show Washington had been served with a protection order in late June and accused of sexual assault by a former Missouri tutor.

Washington turned himself him to police and was released on $4,500 bond. Pinkel addressed the situation head-on at his first press conference of the season leading up to Saturday’s season opener with Illinois in St. Louis.

“We’ve worked hard to develop and build a program a reputation of being first-class and disciplined. We’ve taken a few hits.” Of course that is not only in reference to Washington, but the three DWI’s the team has incurred the past month. The most recent was back up tight end Beau Brinkley’s traffic stop on Sunday morning.