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The NFL has an image problem, and that's a shame because the vast majority of NFL players are upstanding citizens, many of which give back to their communities. Still, the arrest of Colts safety Joe Lefeged early yesterday on gun charges highlights a major problem in the NFL.
ESPN reported yesterday that Lefeged and others in a Chevy Camaro fled their vehicle after being stopped in Washington D.C. A gun was found that belonged to Lefeged in the vehicle, which he owned legally, but he does not have a license to carry the weapon in the nation's capital. Officers reportedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle, presumably the reason the passengers fled, and alcohol was also found in the vehicle.
The overt issue that most will latch on to is that this is the latest in a continuing trend of NFL players being arrested on weapon charges, or in some cases, violent charges. Although this wasn't a violent altercation, when a gun, marijuana and alcohol are combined, you have th...
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Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington DC last night for gun charges. The horrible week for the NFL, that includes 2 murder cases, continues.Police stopped Joe Lefeged on a routine traffic stop where they discovered the firearms. They arrested him and Lefeged spent the night in prison. He was the passenger in the car that was speeding. That's why they were pulled over. They found...
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Indianapolis Colts Safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington, D.C.
The Colts signed Lefeged, 25, as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He has played in all 32 games since being signed and started five games including their playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens last year. Lefeged is from nearby Gaithersburg, MD.
Lefeged has also returned kicks...
WASHINGTON — Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said.
Lefeged was a front-seat passenger in a Chevy Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in northeast Washington just after midnight. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and found a plastic bottle of vodka and...
According to the Indy Star, Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington D.C. on multiple gun charges. He end up fleeing from the police during a traffic stop.
Lefeged, 25, was in a vehicle with another man when police attempted to stop the vehicle. After an unspecified chase the two were arrested, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman.
A handgun was found...
Over the weekend Indianapolis Colts Safety Joe Lefeged joined a special fraternity within the NFL that no one wants to be a part of--he was arrested on gun-related charges. In the court of public opinion is there anything worse than gun charges (besides killing someone and dog fighting of course).
There were not a whole lot of details available over the weekend, but there are...
Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged is due in a Washington, D.C., court on a gun possession charge.
Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after police found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in. Police say they also smelled marijuana in the car and found a bottle containing vodka.
The car had been pulled over for speeding but then sped away. Police say Lefeged and...
Police say Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged has been arrested on gun-related charges after a traffic stop in Washington.
D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali says Lefeged was a passenger in a car that fled from police after a traffic stop for speeding early Saturday morning.
Police say they found a handgun in the car that authorities believe belonged to Lefeged.
Lefeged and another...
Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged is the latest NFL player to be arrested. The Colts safety will be facing gun-related charges.
Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested Saturday morning in Washington, D. C. on gun charges, according to CBSSports.com.
The 25-year-old Lefeged was in a car with another man when police tried to pull them over. The two took off, and a police chase ensued, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman.
Alali also said A handgun was found inside the vehicle.
Can training camp start already? Maybe what the NFL needs to do is something similar to year-round school for kids and elongate training camp or something; maybe make early reporting an option for guys.
Maybe than they would stay out of trouble during the break between the end of off-season workouts and the start of training camp.
Who knows--maybe that would have saved Colts...