Atlanta Falcons linebacker Barkevious Mingo was arrested on allegations of sexual contact with a toddler, police stated Saturday.
The arrest was made Thursday night time after Mingo, accompanied by a lawyer, surrendered to authorities in Texas, the Arlington Police Division stated in an announcement.
He was launched on $25,000 bond, in keeping with police.
“The incident stems from an investigation that the division is conducting,” the division stated. “As a result of nature of the fees and age of the sufferer, no extra data is releasable at the moment.”
Texas’ legislation on indecency with a toddler — sexual contact covers kids 17 years outdated or youthful.
The NFL Gamers Affiliation didn’t instantly reply to requests for a contact for Mingo and assist together with his response to the allegations.
In a statement, the Falcons stated: “Our group turned conscious of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo as we speak and are at present gathering data on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very significantly and can proceed to observe the scenario.”
Mingo, 30, has performed with a number of NFL groups and was the sixth general decide within the 2013 draft.
Cristian Santana contributed.