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Falcons Release Barkevious Mingo After Linebacker Arrested in Child Sex Case

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The Atlanta Falcons have released Barkevious Mingo after the linebacker was arrested in a case of child sex. Arlington police told TMZ Sports that Mingo was arrested on Thursday, July 8, on a charge of indecency with a child – sexual contact. Mingo turned himself in of his own accord, bail was issued and the 30-year-old was later released. “We have canceled Barkevious Mingo’s contract,” said theā€¦ Falcons declared in a tweet.

TMZ Sports reports that the charge is a second-degree felony, which could carry up to 20 years in prison in Texas if convicted.

Earlier on Saturday, the Falcons said in the statement: “Our organization was made aware of the allegations regarding Barkevious Mingo today and is currently gathering information about this incident. The Falcons are taking the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”

Mingo originally entered the NFL as the No. 6 overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2013. More recently, the LSU product bounced through the league, quitting the Patriots, Colts, Seahawks, Texans, and Bears. In March of this off-season, he signed a one-year deal to join the Falcons.

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