Report: NFL investigating after Jabrill Peppers was victim of gun theft
The NFL is reportedly investigating two off-field incidents involving New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers.
According to Scott Noll of WEWS in Cleveland, the NFL has reached out to the Cleveland Police Department seeking information on two incidents that happened earlier this year when Peppers was a member of the Browns. A handgun belonging to Peppers was stolen from his vehicle on Jan. 29. A week later, a possible suspect in the theft was found beaten and eventually died from her injuries. A 26-year-old man was arrested in that case and charged with murder and felonious assault.
EXCLUSIVE: 5 On Your Side Investigators have confirmed the @NFL has requested information from Cleveland Police concerning two incidents earlier this year and former Browns safety Jabrill Peppers' role in them. DEVELOPING. @WEWS pic.twitter.com/1QFQZlezVM
— Scott Noll (@ScottNoll_News) March 26, 2019
According to WEWS, the NFL reached out to the police for information on the theft of the gun, as well as documentation indicating that Peppers is not a suspect in the homicide investigation. The Cleveland Police further clarified the report, calling it “misleading” and indicating that Peppers was not a suspect in any way.
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) March 26, 2019
Essentially, the NFL appears to have been made aware of these two incidents and sought to clarify that Peppers was not involved in wrong-doing either time. It does not appear that Peppers has any cause for worry here, nor do the New York Giants, who acquired Peppers in the Odell Beckham trade earlier this month.