Ex-girlfriend accuses former Mizzou RB of assault

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An ex-girlfriend is accusing former

Missouri running back Derrick Washington of hitting her in the face

several times before he was arrested a second time for alleged

domestic assault.

A Columbia police domestic violence specialist is investigating

the latest complaint against the Tigers' one-time team captain.

The 21-year-old senior was charged in August with sexually

assaulting a former tutor. He was kicked off the Missouri team

about a week before those felony charges were filed.

In the latest incident, Washington reportedly refused to leave

the 23-year-old woman's apartment shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

He was arrested at his apartment 90 minutes later. The woman had a

swollen forehead and a bloody nose. Washington told police he had

argued with her but denied hitting the woman.

His lawyer did not immediately return a telephone call seeking