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Atlanta Falcons ‘gathering information’ about arrest of Barkevious Mingo

Sep 27, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) runs against Chicago Bears linebacker Barkevious Mingo (50) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons said Saturday they are “gathering information” about the arrest of former first-round draft selection Barkevious Mingo in Arlington, Texas.

According to Arlington police records, Mingo was arrested Thursday night on a charge of indecency with child sexual contact. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

“Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident,” the Falcons’ statement read. “The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”

No details of the alleged incident were available Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons signed Mingo, 30, to a one-year, $1.25 million deal on March 23 to provide depth at linebacker and on special teams.

The No. 6 overall pick in 2013, Mingo is well-traveled, playing his first three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, then one season each with New England, Indianapolis, Seattle, Houston and Chicago.

In 126 career games (40 starts), he has 255 tackles, 12.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries, one interception and 16 passes defensed.

–Field Level Media