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Falcons terminate LB Barkevious Mingo's contract after arrest for alleged 'indecency with a child'

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Barkevious Mingo had his contract terminated by the team on Saturday hours after it was reported he was arrested for alleged "indecency with a child."

According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk, Mingo was arrested by the Arlington Police Department and booked for "indecency with a child, sexual contact." That is a felony in Texas. It can carry up to 20 years in prison depending on whether it's a second- or third-degree charge.

Barkevious Mingo played for the Bears before signing with the Falcons in the offseason.