WASHINGTON – Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged has been released after a hearing in a Washington, D.C., court on a gun possession charge.
Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after police found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in. Police say they also smelled marijuana in the car and found a bottle containing vodka.
The car had been pulled over for speeding but then sped away. Police say Lefeged and another passenger were caught after they tried to run from officers.
Joe Lefeged was signed by the Colts in 2011 as an undrafted free agent after career at Rutgers.
Prosecutors wanted to keep him behind bars, saying the gun was loaded and there was evidence of drug use.
The Colts have said they’re aware of the arrest and are gathering gather more details.
Lefeged, who grew up in Montgomery County, Md., and played college football at Rutgers, is entering his third NFL season.