Barkevious Mingo, who performs for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, was fired after he was arrested on one rely of indecency with a baby – sexual contact final week.
“After being made conscious immediately of allegations involving Barkevious Mingo and gathering info on the matter, the Atlanta Falcons have terminated his contract,” the Falcons mentioned in an announcement over the weekend.
Mingo turned himself in to authorities “on his personal accord in session together with his legal professional,” the Arlington Police mentioned, and was launched on $25,000 bond.
“The incident stems from an investigation that the division is conducting,” the division mentioned in an announcement. “As a result of nature of the costs and age of the sufferer, no extra info is releasable presently.”
Attorneys for Mingo denied the allegations.
“At this stage, our facet has very restricted info. What we do know is these allegations are from over two years in the past and are utterly unfaithful. Mr. Mingo is the sufferer of a false declare, and we imagine that is motivated by cash or another ulterior motive,” the assertion mentioned.