LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost said running back Maurice Washington has flown to California and is being processed on charges of revenge porn and possession of child pornography.
Washington is accused of keeping and sending a video of his ex-girlfriend’s reported sexual assault to her, along with the message “remember this hoe”. The video was taken while the victim was a minor. The case was first reported by NBC Bay Area.
Frost said Washington flew out to California Sunday night.
John Ball, Washington's lawyer, released the following statement:
"Mr. Washington has been fully cooperative with authorities and had the arrest warrant removed this morning in California. As we move through this process, Mr. Washington will continue to focus on all of his responsibilities and commitments. Due process in our legal system often takes time and patience, and we must respect that process."
Last week, Frost said Washington will be a limited participant at spring practice this season and is still on the team.
Frost said he will wait and see how the legal process plays out.
“Any time anybody in our team behaves in a way that isn’t consistent with the values of our team or our university they run the risk of losing playing time or putting their status on the team in jeopardy," Frost said last Tuesday, kicking off a press conference on the start of spring football. "But to me, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the situation before the decision is made. And just to be clear, that decision isn’t made by me, it’s made by myself in conjunction with the University.”
For more details on the case, and a timeline of events, click here.