D-end Cornelius Washington arrested

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Bears defensive end Cornelius Washington reportedly was arrested Friday night for speeding and driving with a suspended license in Georgia, according to WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga.

The TV station reported that Washington was released after paying a fine for both misdemeanor offenses. According to WRDW, the Glascock County Sheriff's Office said Washington was one of “the nicest and most respectful” people they’ve encountered at the Sheriff’s Office.

Washington was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of the 2013 draft out of Georgia. He appeared in two games as a rookie, both against the Lions, and recorded one tackle and one tackle-for-loss.