Eskimos acquisition convicted of incest as teenager

Tony Washington, acquired by the Eskimos from the Argonauts in a draft-day deal, told ESPN Magazine...

Tony Washington, acquired by the Eskimos from the Argonauts in a draft-day deal, told ESPN Magazine that he was required to distribute flyers within a five-mile radius of his home following his conviction involving a consenting sexual relationship with his sister. (QMI Agency/Files)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 PM ET

EDMONTON - There wasn’t much the Edmonton Eskimos could say about draft-day acquisition Tony Washington that hasn’t been said already.

In fact, all Eskimos head coach Chris Jones mentioned about the offensive lineman was their professional past together in the CFL.

“Tony Washington’s a guy that was with me in Calgary and was with me also in Toronto and now (here),” Jones said during a quick media scrum at Commonwealth Stadium following their first-round selection.

Part of a multi-faceted trade with the Argonauts, Washington will no doubt have plenty to talk about in his own past talk once he arrives in Edmonton for next month’s training camp.

Moving to Texas as a teenager after his family was uprooted by Hurricane Katrine, Washington continued a late-budding football career at Abilene Christian University.

But his bid to turn pro through the NFL draft was stymied by a previous sexual assault conviction as a 16-year-old that involved a consenting sexual relationship with his then-15-year-old sister, requiring him to register as a sexual offender.


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