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Missouri dismisses RB facing sex assault charge

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Missouri running back Derrick Washington, right, is tackled by Iowa State's Michael O'Connell, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Columbia, Mo.  (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson Missouri running back Derrick Washington, right, is tackled by Iowa State's Michael O'Connell, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri running back Derrick Washington has been dismissed from the team after being charged in an alleged sexual assault.
   The school released a two-sentence statement Wednesday that the Tigers' leading rusher the past two seasons is "permanently suspended" from the football program. The move comes two days after Washington, a team captain, was charged with a single count of felony deviate sexual assault.
   Washington is accused of entering a former Missouri tutor's closed bedroom while visiting her roommate and assaulting the woman while she slept. The woman obtained a court order of protection that expired in July.
   Washington will remain on scholarship as long as he meets his academic requirements.
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