NFL player Adolphus Washington of Buffalo Bills arrested on gun charge at Ohio water park

YouTube download / AP video / Police video shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington being arrested in Ohio on Sunday on a weapons charge. (July 12). His jail mug is shown below.

Adolphus Washington jail mug / Headline SurferORLANDO, Fla. -- Cops in Sharonville, Ohio, arrested Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington on Sunday on a charge of improperly carrying a concealed firearm, during which he came oh so close to being shot for allegedly showing a gun.

According to a police report, While officer Armstrong and Officer Morgan were clearing out a crowd on the lot of Splash Waterpark, suspect reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle, just feet away from officers. The suspect did not inform officers beforehand. Suspect was arrested, process at the PD and released. 

Washington,24, is a native of Cincinnati, 20 minutes from the Sharonville waterpark where the incident occurred.

The Buffalo Bills released a statement after the arrest of their star player, that read: "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."

The Bills selected Washington in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State. His collegiate career ended after he was arrested in December 2015 on a misdemeanor solicitation charge that was dropped. Washington was named first team All-American in 2015 and was part of Ohio State's National Championship team in 2014.

Washington posted 21 combined tackles and 2.5 sacks in his rookie season with the Bills.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.