Barkevious Mingo, the former Houston Texans linebacker who signed with the Atlanta Falcons this off-season, was arrested this week in Texas for indecency with a child and sexual contact, according to the Arlington Police Department records.
Mingo was arrested Thursday on charges of a second degree crime that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison under Texas law and relates to sexual contact with anyone under the age of 17 under the state criminal code.
According to Tarrant County records, Mingo was released on Friday with a $ 25,000 bond.
“Our organization became aware of the allegations related to Barkevious Mingo today and is currently collecting information on this incident,” the Falcons said in a statement released to the media on Saturday. “The hawks take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”
The 30-year-old Mingo signed a one-year contract with the Falcons in March. LSU’s first-round selection of the 2013 NFL Draft began with the Cleveland Browns, but then played for a number of NFL teams. He won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in 2016 and played a full season with the Texans as a reserve on the team in 2019, beginning in August of that year when the Seattle Seahawks swapped him to Houston as part of the deal that sent Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle .
Mingo has been employed by five different clubs over the past five seasons.
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