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Five months after NFL veteran Barkevious Mingo was arrested on a felony charge carrying up to 20 years in prison, a Texas Grand Jury has dropped the case against the former first-round draft pick, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The 31-year-old Mingo was charged with indecency and sexual contact with a minor, but the free agent pass-rusher’s attorney says the Tarrant County Grand Jury ruled this week “there was no probable cause” to continue the case.
“We’re extremely pleased to learn today that the criminal charges against Barkevious Mingo were no-billed this afternoon by the Tarrant County Grand Jury — which means the prosecution against him is officially over,” Mingo’s attorney, Chris Lewis, told Rapoport in a statement. “Mr. Mingo is and has always been innocent of these charges. Today’s decision is the first step in restoring (his) good name and successfully brings to a close what has been a painful and uncertain chapter in his life. We appreciate the hard work and thoughtful consideration that the District Attorney’s Office and the Grand Jury dedicated to this matter.”
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