in Mobile Alabama on suspected burglary and kidnapping charges, among others. The story broke on Thursday evening and all details are still not available.
Carson, 26, on leave to attend his grandmother's funeral, was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail and later released on $57,500 bond, according to an officer there who gave only his last name, Bernard.
"The organization is in the process of gathering information about the status of defensive tackle Leonardo Carson, (and) it's inappropriate to provide additional comment at this time," the team said in a statement.
This comes at bad time as the Chargers prepare for their third preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday. #96 plays a big part in the defensive line, rotating with Jason Fisk and Jamal Williams who is nursing a sore back.
According to a report released by the Mobile Police Department, officers were flagged down by a woman Thursday afternoon regarding a possible kidnapping.
The woman told officers that Carson had forcibly entered an apartment, physically assaulted her and forced her into his vehicle, the report said.
After leaving the residence. Carson drove to a nearby shopping center where he had car trouble and the woman escaped, according to the report.
Carson was arrested a short time later.
A release posted on the Mobile Police Department's Web site stated that Carson, "had forcibly entered an apartment... (and), once inside, Carson physically assaulted the victim and forced her into his vehicle. After leaving the residence Carson drove to a nearby shopping center, where he began to experience vehicle trouble, which is when the victim escaped. Carson was taken into custody a short time later without incident and transported to Police Headquarters."
Leonardo Carson brings experience and quickness to a position that has had it's depth questioned by some outside of the organization. In practice today undrafted rookie Jaques Cesaire saw time with the first team.
If Cesaire continues to hold his own, things could get very interesting. With Leo facing serious charges, Cesaire may find himself going from a small school called Southern Connecticut State, to the middle of a NFL defensive line rotation.
"It's like anything else, when you hear about it, you're disappointed, but then you want clarification," Smith said. "You want to find out what's it all about. So right now, I can't comment on it."
We will have more details as they become available.
Leonardo Carson in big trouble?
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