Northwestern DE Xavier Washington has been indefinitely suspended after being arrested and charged with drug possession last weekend, according to multiple reports Monday.
The Chicago Sun-Times, citing a “university spokesman,” reported that Washington was arrested for cocaine possession at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at an off-campus location in Evanston. He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
About 3:30 a.m., officers were called to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Foster Street, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Joe Dugan. Before officers arrived, a 911 caller said one of the people involved had left the area.
Officers spotted Washington near Simpson Street and Brown Avenue. They stopped him, searched him and found he was carrying about a half-gram of cocaine, Dugan said.
The Sun-Times quoted school officials as saying, “The university is investigating the matter, and Washington has been suspended indefinitely from the Northwestern football team.”
Washington played in all 13 of Northwestern’s games in the 2016 season and made eight starts. He had 38 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.