Darrion Scott

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Darrion Scott
Free Agent
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-25) October 25, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Charleston, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Debuted in 2004 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 133
Sacks 9.5
INTs 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles 14
Sacks 3.5
Forced fumbles 0

Darrion Scott (born October 25, 1981) is an American football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL), who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State University.

Scott has also played for the Florida Tuskers and Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

Scott attended and played college football at Ohio State University. As a junior he was named first-team All-Big Ten by conference coaches and was a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes team that won the 2002 BCS National Championship Game.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Scott was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. After spending a season as a backup he became a full-time starter in 2005. He led the team in sacks 2006 with 5.5. In 2007 he played in only four games due to an injury.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On April 27, 2010, Scott signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. He saw the Redskins' organization particularly appealing due to the fact that Jim Haslett, his UFL coach, is the team's new defensive coordinator. He was waived on November 8, 2011 but resigned on November 15, 2011.

Originally scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in the 2012 season, Scott re-signed with the Redskins on February 27, 2012.[1] He was released by the Redskins on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the season.[2]

Legal troubles[edit]

Scott was arrested on December 26, 2007 after officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in his Chevrolet Tahoe. He was booked by Charleston police officers on misdemeanor marijuana possession charges.[3]

Scott was arrested again on April 30, 2008 for suspicion of assault and malicious punishment of a child.[4] Scott faced two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. The boy's mother allegedly found Scott holding a dry cleaning bag over the child's head. Scott told police the two were playing a game with the bag, and Scott wanted to see if the boy could get the bag off his head by himself. He pleaded guilty to child endangerment and was sentenced July 24, 2008.[5][dead link] The NFL suspended Scott three games for violating the league's conduct policy.

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