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Falcons cut Barkevious Mingo amid child sex offense case
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Reports: Falcons cut Barkevious Mingo amid child sex offense case

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on July 11, 2021, 1:42 AM EDT

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The Atlanta Falcons have released linebacker Barkevious Mingo after allegations of indecent sexual conduct with a child came to light after he posted bond in Tarrant County, Texas, according to multiple reports.

Mingo was released after he posted $25,000 bond. Mingo is accused of indecency with child sexual contact, a felony that can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison in Texas.

Mingo’s lawyer has labeled the claim against his client as “complete baseless.”

“Barkevious Mingo is innocent,” attorney Lukas Garcia said. “At this stage, our side has very limited information. What we do know is these allegations are from over two years ago and are completely untrue. Mr. Mingo is the victim of a false claim, and we believe this is motivated by money or some other ulterior motive. We are confident when the truth comes to light, my client will be fully exonerated.”

The Falcons released a statement on Saturday that they take the allegations very seriously and were monitoring the situation. That stance ultimately turned to the team electing to just wash their hands of it altogether but cutting Mingo.

Mingo signed with the Falcons on a one-year deal in March after spending last season with the Chicago Bears. Mingo was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft and has also played for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans.

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Wow, just wow. I was a bit upset when the Bears let this guy walk after last season. (Mostly due to salary cap issues) Now I can only shake my head. Even if he is completely innocent, as his Lawyer claims. How do you end up in this situation to begin with?

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Barkevious Mingo’s lawyer calls accusation “completely baseless”

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 10, 2021, 5:36 PM EDT

The attorney for Falcons defensive end Barkevious Mingo says he is innocent of the child sex charge he is facing.

“The allegations out of Tarrant County against my client are completely baseless,” Garcia said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “Barkevious Mingo is innocent. At this stage, our side has very limited information. What we do know is these allegations are from over two years ago and are completely untrue. Mr. Mingo is the victim of a false claim, and we believe this is motivated by money or some other ulterior motive. We are confident when the truth comes to light, my client will be fully exonerated.”

Mingo is accused of indecency with child sexual contact, a felony that can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison in Texas.

The 30-year-old Mingo was released after he posted a $25,000 bond. The Falcons have said they are aware of the allegations, take them seriously, and are gathering more information.

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8 year career and the Falcons were his 7th team.....

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Re: Falcons cut Barkevious Mingo amid child sex offense case
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Guilty or innocent, just like that his career, as it was, is over. So many people fling these types of allegations these days for money or revenge it is hard to know when they are true. Hopefully justice finds the truth.

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