Atlanta Falcons linebacker Barkevious Mingo was previously arrested for “obscenity with a child” according to TMZ Sports.
The 30-year-old was arrested July 8 by the Arlington Police Department for “obscenity with a child, sexual contact,” according to legal records obtained by TMZ Sports and law enforcement officials.
Mingo’s bond was set at $ 25,000 and he was released on July 9. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
TMZ Sports adds that the details of the arrest are not yet clear.
Falke issued a statement saying they are aware of the allegations against Mingo and are monitoring the situation.
“Our organization became aware of the allegations about Barkevious Mingo today and is currently gathering information on this incident,” the team said. Pro football speech. “The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”
After playing at LSU, the Cleveland Browns chose Mingo sixth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has jumped around the NFL since 2016 and spent time with the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Mingo won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2017 and recorded two tackles in New England’s historic comeback over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.
In 16 games with the Bears last season, Mingo recorded 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups, 35 tackles, three tackles for a loss and five quarterback hits.