National Football League Atlanta Falcons Sunday said they terminated their contract Parkius Mingo, the linebacker accused of obscenity – sexual intercourse with a child.
Mingo was arrested on the charge Thursday when he turned himself in. He was released on $25,000 bail.
Police said he lives in Louisiana, but the crime occurred in Arlington, Georgia, but they have not yet provided information on the case, including when it occurred. “The incident stems from an investigation conducted by the department,” a police spokesman said.
On Sunday, the Hawks said Mingo was released when they learned of the charges against him.
“Our organization has become aware of the allegations regarding Barkissus Mingo [on Saturday] We are currently collecting information about this incident.” The Atlanta Falcons wrote in a statement to Profootballtalk.com. “The Hawks take the allegations seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”
Mingo has thrived in the league since the Cleveland Browns put him in the first round in 2013. He played for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears before signing a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Falcons in March.