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More details have emerged about Barkevious Mingo's arrest for child-sexual contact in Texas last week.

The Atlanta Falcons released the linebacker from a one-year contract following his arrest on one count of child-sexual contact.

According to Texas officials, Mingo pulled at a teenage boy's underwear and tried to have sex with him at a hotel on July 4, 2019.

Sports Illustrated obtained the arrest warrant which explained the details of the crime.

According to the Arlington Police Department, Mingo invited a teenage family member and his young friend to an amusement park over the Fourth of July weekend in 2019.

Mingo reportedly took the boys to a steakhouse and bought them clothes from a Nike store before taking them back to his hotel.

According to the warrant, "the victim was woken up by [Mingo] pulling at his underwear" later that night.

The victim said that he was "scared and pretended to be asleep" when Mingo allegedly became more "aggressive and pulled the victim's underwear down to his shins".

Mingo allegedly then tried to have anal intercourse with the teen.

Mingo, 30, was released from jail in Tarrant County, Texas, after posting $25,000 bond on Friday, July 9.

Mingo's lead attorney, Chris Lewis, said the allegation is a lie.

"The accusation against Mr. Mingo is a lie. Barkevious knows it - so does his accuser," Lewis said in a statement to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lewis said his client will be "fully vindicated when the truth comes to light. When that happens, the true motivation of the accuser will be clear and unambiguous."

Mingo could serve as much as 20 years in prison if convicted.


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The father of former Atlanta Falcons player Phillip Adams says he believes concussions may have caused his murderous rampage.

Phillip Adams broke into a neighbor's home on Wednesday, April 7, and shot 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie.

Adams then shot and killed the couple's grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

All 4 family members were found in a bedroom inside the home.

Two HVAC repair men working outside the home were also shot. James Lewis, a 39-year-old single father of three, died from his injuries.

The second repair man was taken to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police say Adams returned to his Rock Hill, SC home where he fatally shot himself. His body was found the next day.

Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV his son was being treated by Dr. Lesslie at one point.

"I can say he's a good kid," Alonzo Adams said. "I think the football messed him up."

"I don't think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family," Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. "He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We're gonna keep them in our prayers."

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More details have emerged about a former Atlanta Falcons player who killed five people then turned the gun on himself in South Carolina.

Phillip Adams, who played defensive back on multiple teams including the Falcons, fatally shot five people before killing himslf.

According to Complex.com, Adams shot and killed 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie. The couple was pronounced dead at their home on Wednesday.

Adams also killed their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

A HVAC technician working outside the home, 38-year-old James Lewis, was found shot to death. A second HVAC technician was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Adams forced his way into the Rock Hill, SC home and opened fire. All four family members were found in a bedroom in the home.

Adams lived with his mother down the street from the victims.

The York County Sheriff's Office located Adams in a home in Rock Hill on Thursday. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. His last season was in 2015.

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NFL reporter Vaughn McClure, who covered the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN, was found dead in his apartment near Atlanta this week. He was 48.

No cause of death was released, but a source said he complained of headaches in the days leading up to his death.

McClure reported on the firing of Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Wednesday. He was a regular contributor on ESPN's television and radio coverage of the Falcons and the NFL.

Tributes poured in on social media from around the sports world.

"We all loved Vaughn," said John Pluym, senior deputy editor for digital NFL coverage at ESPN.

"He had a heart of gold. He was so helpful to our reporters. In the last few hours, we've heard so many stories about how Vaughn had helped them with a story or how he put in a good word for them with a coach or player."

A Chicago native, McClure spent six seasons covering the Chicago Bears for the Chicago Tribune before being hired at ESPN in September 2013.

"Vaughn McClure made you feel like a celebrity every time you saw him. I simply cannot believe he is gone. Absolutely crushing," tweeted Dan Graziano.

McClure's last Instagram post in June detailed his struggle with depression following the deaths of his parents, brother and sister.

He captioned a photo of himself with his late father:

"For me, I'm still trying to get over the depression of losing you, Mom, Mark, & Nona. With my big sis dying at age 38 and lil bro at 27, I wonder sometimes how much time I've got left. I want to live long. I've told myself no matter what, I want to honor the memories of all four of you while I’m alive."

 

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Dad, This is the first Father’s Day without you, and we would have celebrated your birthday Tuesday. But you’re in Heaven, and sorely missed. I’m so glad God allowed me to spend extensive time with you before you joined Him up there. You’re not missing anything down here, actually. This world is messed up. For me, I’m still trying to get over the depression of losing you, Mom, Mark, & Nona. With my big sis dying at age 38 and lil bro at 27, I wonder sometimes how much time I’ve got left. I want to live long. I’ve told myself no matter what, I want to honor the memories of all four of you while I’m alive. The only way to do that is to give everything I have no matter what obstacles I encounter. I don’t know where I’d be right now without the support of Vaurice Patterson, Nick Gialamas, Mike Wells, and Chris Burt. I’d be down and out, honestly. But those guys constantly lift me up. If you were here now, Dad, we would have plenty to discuss. There’s so much hate going on in America, so much racial injustice. It makes me think about the support you gave me the time I got beat down with clubs by six white police officers 20 years ago when I was trying to be a peacemaker and take a drunk friend home. It took a black officer’s phone call to the DA’s office to clear my name when I did nothing wrong in the first place. I’ve held a lot of hate in my heart for years because of that incident, but Mom always told us the Bible said to love your enemies. I regret that you and I didn’t have more discussions about race. Our conversations centered around the Bulls and Bears because sports brought us closer together. But I wish I would have shared with you some of the racial injustices that I encountered, including one even more traumatic than getting beat down by those cops. I’m not going to sit here and say I’ve been the victim of racism all my life. Heck, I deserved some of the bad things that happened to me because I’ve let my anger get the best of me too many times. I was a bad kid/teen/young adult, but I learned from those missteps. You set the example of how to be a strong black man. I have to do a better job of the same. I love you and miss you. Happy Father’s Day.

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Colin Kaepernick is preparing for his big workout in Atlanta this weekend, but he won't know which teams will be in attendance ahead of time.

The washed up quarterback was given a second chance at reviving his career by rap mogul Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant who arranged the "highly unusual" workout, to be held at the Atlanta Falcons training facility near Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 15.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will not release the names of team executives, scouts and coaches who will be attending Kaepernick's workout.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that the NFL would release the names of teams planning to attend, but an NFL source said few coaches and scouts have responded to the NFL's memo to attend the workout.

According to Vladtv.com, the Falcons and Detroit Lions are the only two the franchises who are confirmed to be in attendance at Saturday's workout.

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After Kaepernick was demoted to the bench by the 49ers in 2016, he suddenly found his calling as an activist and began kneeling during the National Anthem. When he opted out of a $110 million contract with the 49ers, he couldn't find work with any other team.

Kaepernick filed a grievance with the NFL and owners, claiming they were preventing him from earning a living wage. He settled with the league for a reported $10 million.

Now that he wants to play for the same owners he accused of racism, they are not enthusiastic about enabling his delusions of grandeur.

A source with an NFC team told ESPN's Josina Anderson: "We have nothing to lose by attending Kaepernick's workout, but I still think for us it would just be an information-gathering trip."

Anderson also spoke with the Browns, who have no plans to send a scout. "I'm told the #Browns are currently not planning to attend Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday," she tweeted. She added that a Ravens coach told her, "he'd fit us as a player, but we have our guys."

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According to published reports, Jay-Z, pictured with his boss NFL commish Roger Goodell, is responsible for arranging the private workout to help facilitate Kaepernick's return to the NFL - which Kap previously claimed was a racist organization.

Jay-Z was heavily criticized for partnering with the league as a social justice consultant and halftime entertainment coordinator.

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The blogs and gossip tabloids had a field day after rapper Future Hendrix was spotted attending the Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

The Falcons trounced the Seahawks 36-20 to advance to the NFC title game against Green Bay.

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