Cornelius Washington arrested in Georgia

This is a 2013 photo of Cornelius Washington of the Chicago Bears NFL football team. This image reflects the Chicago Bears active roster as of Thursday, May 9, 2013 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Bears second-year defensive end Cornelius Washington was arrested Friday night in Glascock, Georgia for speeding and driving with a suspended license, Glascock County Chief Deputy Jeremy Kelley confirmed to Chicago Football. 

The arrest occurred along Georgia Highway 80 and Washington was taken to the McDuffie County jail, WDRW-TV first reported.

Kelley said that Washington has “already taken care of his citations” and will not have to report to his court date.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2013, Washington appeared in two games during his rookie season and made one tackle. He enters 2014 training camp with an uphill battle to make the roster considering the additions the team has made on the defensive line.

The 6-4, 265-pound Washington played his high school and college ball in Georgia. He was also arrested in October 2011 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Kelley, who was present for the arrest, added, “I’ll say this: [Washington] is one of the most respectful people that I have ever met in my life.”

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