Nebraska running back Maurice Washington will return to Northern California and turn himself in to face charges of revenge porn and child pornography, his attorney said.
A judge in Santa Clara County signed an arrest warrant for the player on Thursday.
“I have confirmed with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office that a Judge has signed a warrant for Mr. Washington,” the attorney, John C. Ball, said in a prepared statement. “We expected this, and were prepared for it. I have also specifically confirmed that we will continue to move forward with a self-surrender, meaning that Mr. Washington will not be arrested or extradited, and that he will voluntarily appear in court in California.
“We are still in the process of determining a timeframe for that first court appearance, as well as continued discussions regarding possible resolutions and the accompanying timeframes associated with those resolutions. Regardless of any of those timeframes, Mr. Washington will remain fully cooperative in this matter.”
Washington has been accused of sending a video to his ex-girlfriend, recorded as she allegedly was being sexually assaulted. He is not accused of assault or of making the recording.
Because she was 15 at the time of the alleged assault, the child pornography charge applies. The two were involved in a relationship in eighth grade, Ball said.
Washington was a freshman in the 2018 college season and had a productive year with the Huskers. He played in 11 games and gained 455 yards on 77 carries, adding three touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 221 yards and a score.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos discussed the situation Tuesday night on the “Husker Sports Nightly” radio show.
“We want to make sure that Maurice is cooperating, which he is,” Moos said. “We also want to make sure that he knows that he has a great deal of support.
“Then, really, the legal system kind of guides it from here on out.”
—Field Level Media