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Former NFL tight end Orson Charles was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm after allegedly confronting two law enforcement officers during an argument over a automobile parking space, per Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.
Charles was in a single automotive and lost out on a parking spot to a different vehicle with the 2 officers. The previous NFL player then allegedly approached the opposite automotive and pulled a gun.
Police said the officers showed Charles their badges, but he responded by cursing and saying “I actually have one in the top.”
That’s when the officers drove away from the scene and alerted one other deputy of the situation before Charles was taken into custody.
Charles also faces one charge of introduction of contraband right into a detention facility.
The 31-year-old played collegiately at Georgia and was a fourth-round pick within the 2012 NFL draft.
He appeared in games for the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns from 2012 through 2018 and never had greater than 101 receiving yards in a season.