You aren't getting it.
The revenge law is still relatively new and isn't what Washington is facing anymore either way: It doesn't factor him because he sent it to her as opposed to a third party.
For all intents and purposes, by the statement we have been given, the coaching staff didn't know of the severity of the allegations. Washington's real crime was keeping a video from his high school days on his phone. That's what he's really getting nailed for.
If you took a picture of yourself after a shower with your phone as a teenager? Child porn. Even if it's just one of yourself. The laws are as strict as they are confusing. And Washington will pay for it.
But none of this is a scandal like you geniuses claim. The university didn't cover anything up. They aren't at fault here despite how desperate you are to paint them in that light. It's a legal issue that happened long before he was a student at the school. They were letting the law do it's job instead of jumping to half assed conclusions like you are.
The reason Tannor was sent so far from home for school is to remove him from bad influences. It clearly didn't help enough.
Washington on the other hand had even more red flags and knows he's using up his chances. Since he's been a part of the school he's kept his head down. This was an incident from before his enrollment and is being treated as such. He is cooperating fully and for all intents and purposes should get the same verdict as one of the people who had actually been involved with the situation: Probation.