COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Ohio State University defense lineman Adolphus Washington has apologized to Buckeye fans after being cited for solicitation.
According to a release from the university, Washington was cited for misdemeanor solicitation Wednesday night by Columbus police.
He is expected to appear in court December 17.
The university said disciplinary action will be handled internally.
Washington released the following apology Thursday night :
“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement last night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of. I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”
Washington is a senior who has played in one game this season after starting in 14 games last season, the Associated Press reports.
Ohio State plays Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.