Bills DL Adolphus Washington arrested on weapons charge

Posted at 9:22 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 01:22:08-04

Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati on weapons charges, 7 Eyewitness News has learned.

According to the Sharonville Police Department, while officers were clearing out a local water park, Washington reached for and displayed a gun to police.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m.

The defensive tackle was later released.

From the 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."

The Sharonville Police Department tells that Washington has a concealed carry permit that is valid in Ohio, but that he is being charged for a violation of Ohio's concealed carry law.

Washington, who was selected in the 3rd round of the 2016 draft, played in 15 games this past season recording 12 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.

"We are aware of the incident regarding Adolphus Washington and have been in contact with him," the Bills said in a statement.  "Since it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment.”

It's not the first run in with the law for the Ohio State product.  In 2015 he was arrested for attempting to solicit a prostitute.