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Report: Northwestern DE Xavier Washington Suspended After Arrest For Cocaine Possession

Rising senior defensive end Xavier Washington has been suspended from the Northwestern football team after being arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance, The Daily Northwestern is reporting.

According to The Daily Northwestern, Washington was found with cocaine early Sunday morning:

Dugan said officers were called to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Foster Street at about 3:30 a.m. Washington fled on foot, and was stopped by officers who found 0.5 grams of cocaine on his person, Dugan said.

Washington was charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 243-pound Washington appeared in all 13 games for the Wildcats, making eight starts. He recorded 38 tackles (7.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries.

For his career, Washington has played in 37 games, compiling 65 tackles, seven sacks and a forced fumble.