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Barkevious Mingo, former Patriots linebacker, charged with child sex crime

Barkevious Mingo, an eight-year NFL veteran and former New England Patriots player, was arrested in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night and charged with indecency involving sexual contact with a minor, a felony.

On the advice of his lawyer, Mingo turned himself in to police and was released after paying a $25,000 bond. Police did not release any additional information because of the age of the victim and the nature of the allegation, which was said to have taken place in 2019.

NFL linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been arrested in Texas. – Arlington Police Department via AP

Lukas Garcia, Mingo’s lawyer, called the allegations “completely baseless,” adding: “Mingo is the victim of a false claim, and we believe this is motivated by money or some other ulterior motive.