Former Tiger's domestic violence case set to begin

Update: May 5 at 2:53 p.m.: Derrick Washington's trial has been pushed back to 2 p.m. on June 22.The case was continued in Boone County Court on Wednesday -- the day a trial was expected to begin. The trial was on his misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.Washington's attorney said the trial was continued for pending potential resolutions in the felony case facing Washington.Original Story:The first of two trials for former University of Missouri running back and co-captain Derrick Washington is set for Wednesday afternoon.

Washington is scheduled to appear in a Boone County courtroom on two misdemeanor charges of domestic violence.

An ex-girlfriend said Washington poked her eyes and choked her during an argument last September. She later told prosecutors Washington had previously assaulted her at least seven times.

Washington faces a separate trial in late June on a felony sexual assault charge involving a former Missouri athletics tutor.

He has pleaded not guilty in both cases.