The National Football League certainly has had a rash of gun related crimes this off season. A theme of the headlines seemingly every week, NFL players are constantly being arrested for illicit gun related activities. At 12:05 Saturday morning, Colts Safety Joe Lefeged became the latest NFL player to be arrested for a gun related crime.
At a routine traffic stop in the 4200 block of Central Avenue, in Northern Washington D.C. The 25 year old safety was the passenger in vehicle that police attempted to stop. The driver fled and avoided he stop by entering into a chase with police for an unspecified amount of time according to Officer Araz Alali, a spokesman for D.C. police.
After being stopped by police, a pistol was found in the vehicle as well as unregistered ammunition, and a bottle of vodka mixed with orange juice.
Lefeged and Timothy Wilson, 23, the driver of the vehicle are both being arraigned this afternoon on various charges, including carrying a firearm without license, possession of unregistered firearm and ammunition, and possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
Joe Lefeged is primarily a special teams player for the Indianapolis Colts, signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He has started five games at safety in his two seasons with the team. Formerly a star at Rutgers, he has two interceptions and 65 tackles in his NFL career.
Spokesman for the Colts had no comment on safety Joe Lefeged becoming the latest NFl player to be arrested on gun charges. There is also no word on any NFL personal conduct sanctions that will be carried out.
Lefeged arrest is the latest in a string of NFL gun arrests, including the infamous case of Aaron Hernandez, as well as Jets running back Mike Goodson, among others this off season.
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