Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was released from jail Tuesday following his weekend arrest in Washington, D.C., on a gun possession charge.
Lefeged was arrested during a traffic stop after police said they found a semi-automatic pistol in the car in which he was riding. Police say they also smelled what appeared to be marijuana and found an open bottle containing vodka and orange juice in the car’s center console. Lefeged and another passenger were taken into custody after they tried to run from officers, and the driver got away, authorities have said.
D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan ordered Lefeged released on personal recognizance.
Lefeged, 25, has been charged with carrying a licensed pistol outside the home, a felony.
DA CHIDES BRENT
The Dallas County district attorney says he’s not surprised that Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent failed two drug tests while out on bond facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. Brent was charged after a December car crash that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown. Court records show his bond was revoked after he tested positive twice for marijuana.
District Attorney Craig Watkins told KRLD-FM last week that it’s clear to him that Brent is struggling with addiction. Watkins said that Brent “still uses alcohol and illicit drugs” and that he wants him jailed for the crash.