Mickey Washington played with five teams over the span of an eight-season career with the NFL, playing cornerback for the New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New Orleans Saints. During his career in the NFL, Washington served as a union representative for four years. He obtained a degree in law from Texas Southern University, and has received numerous honors and recognitions for his work in the field of law. He currently sits on the executive board of directors of the National Football League Players Association and serves as president for the National Football League Players Association Former Players Houston Chapter. He is the founder of and lead attorney for the law firm Washington & Associates, PLLC.