The New York Giants’ decision to trade Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns for a package including former first-round pick Jabrill Peppers is already under scrutiny.
New York added a first-and-third round pick as well as the young safety in a deal that seemingly came out of left field. It represented general manager David Gettleman and Co. selling low on what should’ve been a robust trade market.
Now comes this loaded report from Scott Noll of WEWS in Cleveland indicating that the NFL has requested information from the local police department regarding multiple potential incidents surrounding Peppers.
According to a report from the local ABC News affiliate in Cleveland, Peppers had a gun stolen out of his SUV. The investigation surrounds events following the theft as well as the theft itself.
“According to the report, a 57-year-old woman named Marsha Carroll was listed as a possible suspect,” the report read. “Court records show Carroll had a long history of arrests, but the report doesn’t indicate she was ever arrested in connection with the stolen property.
Carroll was then found beaten following the alleged theft and later died in the hospital. A 26-year-old man by the name of Deointa Campbell was eventually charged with her murder.
The NFL has asked for information both on the gun being stolen and the ensuing murder. What we do know is that Peppers is not a suspect in the homicide.
As a developing story, we’ll have more information as soon as it breaks. For now, this isn’t great news for the Giants and their new safety.