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Bills DT Adolphus Washington arrested on weapons charge

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Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was arrested on a misdemeanor weapons charge Sunday night, according to the Sharonville (Ohio) Police Department.

Per the arrest and investigation report, Washington was at Splash Cincinnati Water Park as police officers were clearing out a crowd in a lot. Washington "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle; just feet away from officers. [Washington] did not inform officers beforehand."

Lt. Keith Schoonover of the Sharonville Police Department told NFL.com that Washington has a valid CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit in the state of Ohio. The charge is a violation of a subsection of the state CCW, according to Schoonover.

Washington was arrested at 9:59 p.m. ET and processed at the Sharonville Police Dept. and eventually released. He is scheduled appear at Hamilton County Municipal Court on July 24.

"He wasn't arrested for having the gun, it was how he handled the situation," Schoonover told NFL.com. Schoonover added that Washington cooperated with the officers at the scene.

"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."

As a rookie with the Bills last season, the former third-round pick recorded 2.5 sacks in 15 games played, including 11 starts.

He was suspended from his final collegiate game at Ohio State -- the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame -- following a citation for solicitation.

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