We'll soon find out whether the Buffalo Bills think defensive tackle Adolphus Washington is worth the trouble.
Washington, a third-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2016, has reportedly been arrested in his home state on a gun charge. According to a report Monday night in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Washington has been accused of improperly carrying a concealed firearm outside of a waterpark in Sharonville, Ohio.
The Bills issued the following statement Monday night: "We are aware of the incident regarding Adophus Washington and have been in contact with him. Since it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment."
The Enquirer quoted a police report from Sharonville that said at about 10 p.m. Sunday Washington "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle; just feet away from officer. The suspect did not inform officers beforehand."
Police were attempting to clear a crowd out of the park's parking lot, according to the report. Washington was released later Sunday night, the Enquirer reported.
This isn't Washington's first run-in with law enforcement. He was arrested in Columbus on Dec. 9, 2015 for solicitation of prostitution after he replied to an online ad and agreed to pay an undercover police officer $100 for oral sex. Washington was suspended for Ohio State's bowl game against Notre Dame. Washington pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2016 and the charge was later dismissed after he completed an educational program.
"It was a mistake," Washington said of the incident after the Bills drafted him. "I learned from it. That's what you do is learn from your mistakes."
Washington played football and basketball at Taft High School in Cincinnati. He played in 15 games as a rookie for the Bills in 2016, making 11 starts and finishing with 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks.