Indianapolis Colts linebacker Matthew Adams (49) during practice at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

Indianapolis Colts Practice At Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center Complex On Tuesday Sept 1 2020

Bears LB Matt Adams arrested on weapons charge

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was charged with misdemeanor firearm possession Thursday night, authorities said.

According to Chicago police, a search of his vehicle discovered a loaded handgun, a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets.

Possession of a high-capacity magazine within the Chicago city limits is a municipal code violation.

Adams has a court date scheduled for Aug. 24.

Adams, 26, signed a one-year deal with the Bears in April after spending his first four seasons with Indianapolis.

A seventh-round pick by the Colts in 2018, Adams played in 58 games (nine starts) and contributed 55 tackles.

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Apr 25, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) works out during a Denver Broncos mini camp at UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Charge dropped against Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy

A judge in Arapahoe County, Colo., dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy on Tuesday.

The district attorney’s office had moved to have the case closed against Jeudy, who was arrested earlier this month and charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He was held overnight in the county jail.

Jeudy was scheduled to make a court appearance on Tuesday, but it was canceled with the dismissal of the charge.

“After reviewing the evidence, I always believed that no crime had been committed and all charges would be dismissed,” Jeudy’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told ESPN.

9News reported May 12 that Jeudy admitted to taking a wallet and baby formula belonging to the mother of his infant child after she took one of his phones. He locked the items in his car, according to the report.

The television station said the woman told the judge she called 911 only to have police “monitor” the situation and not to have him arrested. She also said she never felt that she was in danger.

Jeudy, 23, has played two seasons with the Broncos since they selected him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He played in 10 games (five starts) last season while dealing with a high ankle sprain and a stint on the COVID-19 list.

He has been participating in offseason workouts with the team.

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Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme pleads guilty to trespassing

Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme was arrested early Friday morning after an incident at a downtown hotel in Lexington, Ky.

Mumme was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after police responded to the incident at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

The 70-year-old Mumme pleaded guilty in court later Friday, according to WKYT. The television station said the judge credited him with time served and waived his court costs.

According to reports, the dispute at the hotel involved a woman refusing to pay a bar tab.

Officers asked Mumme to leave the building multiple times without success. Mumme reportedly used physical force against an officer who was attempting to arrest him.

Mumme was head coach at Kentucky from 1997-2000 and drew national attention for his progressive “Air Raid” offensive attack. Tim Couch passed for 8,159 yards and 73 touchdowns in two seasons in the system and became the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

Now-Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was offensive coordinator during Couch’s two seasons. He built on the “Air Raid” during head-coaching stops at Texas Tech and Washington State.

Despite the gaudy passing statistics, Mumme went just 20-26 before resigning under pressure due to upcoming NCAA violations.

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Oct 20, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) stands on the sideline during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL safety Earl Thomas arrested on felony charge

Former NFL safety Earl Thomas was arrested Friday on a felony charge in Texas for allegedly violating a court order and sending threatening messages to his estranged wife.

A warrant was issued on April 27 and Thomas was arrested in his hometown of Orange, Texas, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office records obtained by independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman.

Thomas, 33, is charged with violating a protective order two or more times within 12 months, a third-degree felony.

That order, issued in May 2021, stated that he could only communicate with Nina Thomas through a co-parenting phone app.

According to earlier reports in the Austin American-Statesman, the woman told the police that Thomas recently began threatening her and her children through text messages. In one message, he allegedly told her he had two handguns; in another, he said he would “kick (her) ass.”

Nina Thomas filed for divorce in November 2020.

Thomas has not played in the NFL since the 2019 season. Last month, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro told ESPN he wants to resume his NFL career.

Thomas recorded 713 tackles, 30 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 140 career games (all starts) with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-18) and Baltimore Ravens (2019). He was selected by Seattle with the 14th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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Dec 5, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs the ball as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) defends during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy released from jail

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was released on a personal recognizance bond Friday after an appearance in Arapahoe County (Colo.) Court.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He was held overnight in the county jail.

Jeudy didn’t enter a plea during his court appearance, during which he wore an orange jail jumpsuit and was shackled, 9News in Denver reported. He is due back in court on May 31.

While a mandatory protection order remains in place, Judge Chantel Contiguglia dropped the no-contact portion of the order, saying “there was not probable cause to believe that there was the threat or use of any physical force against the victim,” ESPN reported.

9News reported Thursday night that Jeudy admitted to taking a wallet and baby formula belonging to the mother of his child after she took one of his phones. He locked the items in his car, according to the report

The television station said the woman told the judge she called 911 only to have police “monitor” the situation and not to have him arrested. She said she does not feel threatened by Jeudy.

Jeudy, 23, has played two seasons with the Broncos since they selected him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He played in 10 games (five starts) last season while dealing with a high ankle sprain and a stint on the COVID-19 list.

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Oct 31, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) before the game against the Washington Football Team at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jeudy arrested for ‘tampering with domestic violence enhancer’

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor.

The Arapahoe (Colo.) County sheriff’s office confirmed the arrest in a tweet. Jeudy is being held in county jail without bond.

No further information about the circumstances around Jeudy’s arrest was released.

Jeudy, 23, has played two seasons with the Broncos since they selected him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He played in 10 games (five starts) last season while dealing with a high ankle sprain and a stint on the COVID-19 list.

Jeudy has caught 90 passes for 1,323 yards and three touchdowns in 26 games (19 starts).

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Oct 31, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Damien Wilson (54) exits the tunnel before a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Panthers LB Damien Wilson facing assault charge

Carolina Panthers linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested in Texas last week after his former girlfriend said he threatened to kill her with a tire iron, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Wilson, 28, faces a charge of assault with bodily injury of a family member, Frisco police confirmed in an email to the newspaper.

Toby Shook, Wilson’s attorney, denied the allegations against his client.

“Damien Wilson did not commit any type of assault,” Shook told the paper. “We look forward to all the facts coming out so his name can be cleared.”

A spokesman for the Panthers, who signed Wilson as a free agent last month, said the team was aware of the arrest but had no further comment. The spokesman said Wilson remained on the roster as of Monday.

Drafted in the fourth round by Dallas in 2015, Wilson has registered 381 tackles, seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 110 career games (68 starts) with the Cowboys (2015-18), Kansas City Chiefs (2019-20) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2021). He won Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs.

Wilson’s ex-girlfriend told the Dallas Morning News that Wilson showed up angry and intoxicated at her apartment after she broke up with him.

She said Wilson threatened her with a tire iron outside the residence. She said he then went inside her apartment and came back out holding something wrapped in a blanket. Wilson allegedly told her it was her cat before slamming it to the ground, but it turned out to be her laptop.

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Jul 22, 2021; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph (24) during training camp practice at the Marriott Residence Inn. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

Arrests made in Dallas homicide with link to Cowboys’ Kelvin Joseph

Police in Dallas arrested two men on Saturday in connection with a homicide about which Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was questioned.

Joseph was interviewed Friday afternoon at the office of his attorney about the shooting death of Cameron Ray, 20, on March 18 in the city’s Lower Greenville district.

Joseph’s attorney, Barry Sorrels, told multiple outlets earlier that Joseph was a passenger in a vehicle from which someone fired gunshots, but that the 22-year-old did not commit a crime.

Dallas police announced the arrests of Aries Jones, 28, and Tivione English, 21, of Baton Rouge, La., in connection with the homicide.

Joseph is from Baton Rouge and played at LSU before transferring to Kentucky.

Dallas police released a surveillance video that showed an altercation between two groups of friends — with Joseph in one group and Ray in another. Shots later were fired from an SUV toward Ray and his friends, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Police reported to the site of the shooting in the 3600 block of Greenville Avenue and found Ray, who had been shot in the head. He died at a local hospital.

The Cowboys issued a statement Friday.

“The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas on March 18,” the statement read. “First and foremost, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray’s family and loved ones. The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph’s possible connection to this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office. We have no further comment at this time.”

The Cowboys selected Joseph with the 44th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

He appeared in 10 games (two starts) for the Cowboys last season, recording 16 tackles, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

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Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree on the sidelines before the team takes on the Titans at NRG Stadium Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

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Titans LB Bud Dupree turns himself in on assault charge

Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree turned himself in Friday on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a fight last month at a Nashville drugstore.

He reported for booking at the Davidson County courthouse Friday morning, a Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman confirmed to The Tennessean. Dupree received a date to return to court and was released.

According to police, Dupree had an altercation with a 20-year-old male employee at a Walgreens on Jan. 2. After a verbal spat, police say Dupree grabbed the employee, who was filming the incident, and his phone. The employee was treated for a cut to his forehead and a female employee was treated for a cut on her hand, police said.

Dupree, 29, just completed the first season of a five-year, $82.5 million deal he signed with Tennessee last March. He played in 11 games (six starts) and contributed 17 tackles and three sacks for the AFC South champions.

A first-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, Dupree has played in 92 career games with 72 starts. He has 248 career tackles, 42.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles after playing his first six seasons in Pittsburgh.

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Dec 5, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Adrian Peterson (21) returns to the locker room following pregame warmups against the San Francisco 49ers at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Los Angeles DA declines to charge Adrian Peterson

The Los Angeles district attorney’s office has declined to charge Adrian Peterson with felony domestic violence, TMZ reported Tuesday.

TMZ cited a rep within the DA’s office.

The case will get sent to the Los Angeles City Attorney, who will review the file and decide whether to bring misdemeanor charges against the seven-time Pro Bowl running back.

Peterson, 36, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday following an incident that allegedly occurred as his plane was set to depart for Houston.

Police were alerted and the plane returned to the gate due to an alleged verbal and physical altercation between a male suspect and female victim.

Police investigated and removed Peterson from the plane. He was later released after posting $50,000 bond.

Peterson told Fox 26 that although he did get into an argument with his wife, Ashley, the incident has been “blown out of proportion.”

“Me and the wife got into an argument on the plane. That was pretty much the gist of it,” Peterson said Monday. “I ended up grabbing her hand and taking her ring off her finger. She didn’t press any charges. The state of California pressed charges because there was a scratch on her hand. Literally that’s why I went to jail, because the ring left a scratch on her finger. We just had a disagreement.

“I don’t hit women.”

Peterson was charged with felony child abuse in 2014 and eventually pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault. He was fined, placed on probation and assigned community service. The NFL suspended him for the 2014 season.

Peterson, who spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks this past season, ranks fifth in NFL history with 14,918 career rushing yards. He previously has stated his interest in playing next season.

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