Barkevious Mingo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker, was arrested earlier this week for “indecency with a child,” according to TMZ Sports.
The 30-year-old was arrested July 8 by the Arlington Police Department for “indecency with a child, sexual contact,” according to court records obtained by TMZ Sports and law enforcement officials.
The Mingo bond was set at $ 25,000, and was released on July 9th. If convicted, he will face up to 20 years in prison.
TMZ Sports adds that the details surrounding the arrest are still unclear.
The Falcons have released a statement saying they are aware of the allegations against Mingo and are monitoring the situation.
“Our organization is aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and is currently gathering information on this incident,” the team said, according to Pro Football Talk. “The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”
After playing for LSU, Cleveland Browns picked Mingo sixth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has bounced around the NFL since 2016, spending 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, recording two tackles in New England’s historic comeback against Atlanta in the Super Bowl LI.
In 16 games with the Bears last season, Mingo recorded 2.5 sacks, two breakouts, 35 tackles, three tackles for a loss and five quarterback hits.