Former LSU standout, NFL LB reportedly arrested on disturbing charge involving child
Former LSU standout Barkevious Mingo is reportedly facing a serious charge.
TMZ Sports reports that Mingo was arrested July 8th by Arlington Police Department and booked into Tarrant County jail in Texas for “indecency with a child, sexual contact.” Pro Football Talk adds that records show that “Barkevious Levon Mingo of West Monroe, Louisiana, posted a $25,000 bond” for an offense listed as “indecency with child sexual contact.”
Neither report offers details of the incident(s) that led to Mingo’s arrest. TMZ Sports shares this about the charge:
We’re told the charge is a 2nd degree felony. If convicted, a 2nd degree felony can carry up to a 20 year prison sentence in Texas.
Mingo has been in the NFL since 2013 when he was selected No. 6 overall by the Cleveland Browns, where he played three seasons (2013-15). Mingo has since bounced around the league, spending time in New England, Indianapolis, Seattle, Houston and Chicago. In March, he signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.