Former Browns draft pick Barkevious Mingo accused of heinous crimes
Barkevious Mingo, a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft was charged with some serious crimes involving children
There were a lot of misses in the 2013 NFL Draft including the Cardinals taking offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper, the Jets grabbing cornerback Dee Milliner, Buffalo whiffing on quarterback E.J. Manuel, and Miami striking out with EDGE Dion Jordan. Of course, the Cleveland Browns weren’t immune to the misses as they tool LSU EDGE Barkevious Mingo at No. 6 overall.
Mingo played just three seasons in Cleveland and had 108 tackles and seven sacks in that time span, numbers that don’t come close to what was expected out of such a high pick. He was eventually traded to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick as the Browns admitted their mistake.
While the team knew they drafted Mingo too high, they never thought he would be someone who would one day be charged with a heinous crime, which is what happened when news broke over the weekend that Mingo was being released by his latest team, the Atlanta Falcons, after he was arrested for what ESPN called an “indecency with child charge.”
"“Arlington police said that Mingo was arrested Thursday on the second-degree felony charge, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison under Texas state law.” — ESPN"
Mingo’s representation is claiming the charges are false and the former Browns linebacker will have his day in court to dispute these charges. Having said that, these are some pretty serious accusations and the threat of 20 years in prison is a serious matter.
After Mingo left the Browns, he never spent more than one season with any team. He was with the Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Chicago Bears before signing with Atlanta this offseason.