Atlanta Linebacker Arrested on 'Indecency With a Child' Charge

Barkevious Mingo turned himself in Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2021 5:30 AM CDT
Atlanta Linebacker Arrested on 'Indecency With a Child' Charge
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Barkevious Mingo.   (Arlington Police Department via AP)

NFL linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who is currently with the Atlanta Falcons, has been arrested in Texas on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact, police said Saturday. Mingo, 30, was arrested on Thursday by police in the Dallas suburb of Arlington. Jail records listed an address for Mingo in West Monroe, Louisiana. Arlington Police said in a statement that the agency could provide no further information about the investigation, citing the nature of the charges and age of the victim. “Mingo turned himself in on his own accord in consultation with his attorney,” police said. Mingo was released after posting a $25,000 bond, per the AP.

His attorney did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Saturday. Mingo was chosen by Cleveland as the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. He signed a one-year contract in March with the Falcons. Mingo also has played for Chicago, Houston, New England and Seattle during his NFL career. “Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation,” the Falcons said in a statement. (More NFL stories.)

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