Bills DT Washington faces firearms charge

SHARONVILLE, OH (Cincinnati.com) -- Adolphus Washington, a former standout at Ohio State and a third-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills, was arrested on a firearms charge Sunday outside a Sharonville waterpark Sunday, authorities said.

Washington, a second-year NFL player and a distinguished football and basketball player at Taft High School in Cincinnati, is accused of improperly carrying a concealed firearm near the Splash Park at 11320 Chester Road.

The Buffalo Bills released the following statement on the arrest: "We are aware of the incident regarding Adolphus Washington and have been in contact with him. Since it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment.”

According to a Sharonville police report, Washington around 10 p.m. Sunday "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle; just feet away from officers. The suspect did not inform officers beforehand."

At the time of the arrest, police were clearing out a crowd from the park's parking lot, the police report says.
Washington was released later Sunday night by police.

Sunday's arrest was not Washington's first brush with the law. He was cited in Columbus on Dec. 9, 2015, for solicitation of prostitution. Police said he replied to an online ad for an escort that was placed by police, agreeing to pay the undercover vice officer $100 for sex.

Washington was subsequently suspended for the Buckeyes' Fiesta Bowl game against Notre Dame by OSU coach Urban Meyer due to a violation of team policy.

Washington pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in February of last year.

He has made no public statement on the Sharonville arrest, nor tweeted about it as of Monday evening.

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