NFL News : Breaking: NFL player arrested on weapons charges

Breaking: NFL player arrested on weapons charges

The high-potential player logged serious minutes in his rookie season last year

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested Sunday in Cincinnati on weapons charges, per 7 Eyewitness News

According to the Sharonville Police Department, Washington reached for and displayed a gun to police while officers were clearing out a local water park, 

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. The defensive tackle was later released.

From the police report: "While officer Armstrong and Officer Morgan were clearing out a crowd on the lot of Splash Waterpark, suspect reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle, just feet away from officers. The suspect did not inform officers beforehand. Suspect was arrested, process at the PD and released."

Washington was a third-round pick out of Ohio State in 2016, and played in 15 games this past season. He recorded 12 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.

"We are aware of the incident regarding Adolphus Washington and have been in contact with him," the Bills said in a statement.  "Since it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment.”

The incident is surely a disappointing batch of news for a Bills team that was expected to have one of the stronger defensive line groups in the AFC. While Washington is a backup player, his ability to step into the starters role last season while Marcel Darius waited out a suspension showed him to be a dependable run-stuffer. It will be interested to see how the Bills organization handle this, to say the least. 

It's not the first run in with the law. In 2015 he was arrested for attempting to solicit a prostitute.


Source: WKBW Buffalo · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency