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Ohio State's Adolphus Washington cited for solicitation, per report

The standout defensive lineman's status is up in the air after a misdemeanor charge.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE 4:04 p.m. -- Washington released an apology through a spokesperson:

"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. 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."

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Ohio State's Adolphus Washington has had a stellar senior season for Ohio State, but a recent incident could complicate his ability to play in his final game as a Buckeye. According to ABC6, Washington was cited Wednesday evening for a first-degree misdemeanor charge of solicitation.

Per ABC6, Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed the report, and stated that Washington is scheduled to appear in court on December 17. Per Emig, "Disciplinary action will be handled internally."

Washington, who was one of the three Buckeyes to attend Big Ten Media Day in Chicago before the season, has been excellent on the field. He's recorded 49 total tackles, including 23 solo tackles, and four sacks. Washington also has an interception and a fumble recovery on the season. The former blue chip recruit from Cincinnati Taft also started all 14 games last season, and recorded a sack in the national championship game against Oregon.