User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Colts' Lefeged released after DC gun charge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was released from jail Tuesday following his weekend arrest in Washington on a gun possession charge.

Advertisement
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 marijuana in the car and found an open bottle containing vodka and orange juice in the 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 after a brief hearing in which the third-year pro appeared in an orange jail jumpsuit. The decision came against the request of prosecutors, who asked to keep him behind bars as the case moves toward a possible indictment.

``This is a case involving a traffic stop, indicia of drug use, flight from police, recovery of an open container,'' prosecutor Ben Schrader told the judge.

Lefeged's lawyer, David Schertler, asked that his client be released, saying the Colts have considered him ``an exemplary citizen'' during his time with the team.

Police say the Chevy Camaro convertible was pulled over in northeast Washington just after midnight Saturday for speeding and because a backseat passenger was standing upright in the car. Police say the driver stopped but then drove away, nearly striking the officers who had surrounded the car. Lefeged and another passenger later ran but were caught in different locations, police say.

Officers say in a police report that they smelled burnt marijuana, though Schertler says no traces of the drug was found. They also say they found an open container of alcohol in the center console and a semi-automatic pistol that the prosecutor says was loaded with one round in the chamber and 12 in the clip. Paperwork in the car showed that Lefeged bought the gun for about $900 this year, police said.

Lefeged has been charged with carrying a licensed pistol outside the home.

Colts spokesman Avis Roper said the team would have nothing more to say about Lefeged's arrest because it is a pending legal matter.

Lefeged, who grew up in Montgomery County, Md., and played for Rutgers in college, is entering his third NFL season. He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and started four games last season.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Rogers: MNF - Colts at Jets
Roberts: Seahawks sink sports books
Sportsbook.ag: MNF Top Prop Bets
DiNitto: Opening Line Report - Week 14
News: 2016 Win Total Update
Dobish: Betting Recap - Week 13
News: SuperContest Picks - Week 13
Lawrence: Trends To Watch - December
Vikings coach Zimmer returns after surgery
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NFL Hot Streaks
11-5 L4 Sundays, +1,240 TY
3-0 Sunday, 7-2 Guarantees TY
7-0 L2 Thurs., 15-6 L21 Totals
3-1 Sun, 11-4 G-Plays, 10-4 Totals
3-0 Week 13, 10-5 L15 G-Plays
20-8 L28 Totals, 26-13 L7 Sundays
11-4 L15 G-Plays, 30-16 L9 Sun.
4 Guaranteed Wins in a Row
12-5 L17 Totals, 27-15 L42 Picks
6-3 Last 9 NFL Selections
10-4 Record Last 4 Sundays
6-3 L9 Picks, 10-4 Totals TY
5-2 L2 Thursdays, 11-7 Sunday
NFL Pro Football Expert Sports Picks - Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets
2016 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Don Anthony + 1240
The Gold Sheet + 1089
Scott Pritchard + 385
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 300
Dave Cokin + 300
Don Anthony + 290
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Don Anthony 61 %
The Gold Sheet 58 %
Scott Pritchard 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 706
Scott Pritchard + 670
Brian Edwards + 506
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 816
Antony Dinero + 681
Pat Hawkins + 560
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1095
The Gold Sheet + 767
Paul Bovi + 427
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership