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Columbia football player charged with harassing Asian student

Posted at 10:21 AM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 10:21:38-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Columbia University football player is facing charges after police say he threatened another student, calling him racial slurs.

Sources told cops, Chad Washington started heckling an Asian woman as she was leaving her dorm room Sunday.

When the victim tried to defend her, Washington allegedly pushed him against a wall and grabbed him.

Washington was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.