Video shows arrest of NFL player outside Sharonville water park

Washington in his vehicle as police confront him. (Sharonville PD)
Washington in his vehicle as police confront him. (Sharonville PD)
Washington in the police cruiser (Sharonville PD)
Washington in the police cruiser (Sharonville PD)

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Police dash and body camera footage shows the arrest of Cincinnati native and NFL player Adolphus Washington.

Washington, a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, was taken into custody Sunday outside a Sharonville waterpark for improperly carrying a concealed gun.

Sharonville police said the 24-year-old "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle," without first informing police, according to an incident report. He was in the driver's seat of his Polaris Slingshot – a three-wheeled motorcycle.

"Why in the hell would you have that gun in your hand when a cop is standing right in front of you? What were you thinking?" The officer asks as Washington sits handcuffed in the rear the cruiser.

"I wasn't reaching for it. I was putting it away," he said.

Both the officer and Washington were calm as they talked in the police car. Washington told the officer he understood their concern.

Officer: "A cop's walking up and you have it in your hand?"

Washington: "No, that's what I'm saying. I was putting it away because I didn't know those guys."

Officer: "99 percent of the time, what would have happened tonight?"

Washington: "I would've got shot. I know it. I understand, I understand. Yes, sir."

Body cam video from Sharonville PD shows officers quickly surround Washington's motorcycle after hearing word of a weapon.

Washington complied with orders and was taken into custody without incident.

The Buffalo Bills are aware of the incident and declined to comment as the case is pending, according to ESPN.

Officers took Washington to the Sharonville Police Department, processed and released him the same night.

Washington graduated from Robert A. Taft High School before playing at Ohio State. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2016.

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