Ohio State has confirmed that defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was cited for a first-degree misdemeanor charge of solicitation on Wednesday evening.
"Senior Adolphus Washington will be suspended from playing in Ohio State’s upcoming bowl game for violating team policy," according to a statement from the university released Friday morning.
The news of Washington's arrest was first reported by Fox 28.
In a statement released by Ohio State, the senior defensive tackle apologized for his actions.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
The senior from Cincinnati Taft has a court date scheduled for Dec. 17.