Former Arizona State linebacker Antonio Longino was scheduled to have a tryout with the Bengals but is instead being held by Cleveland area police, reportedly charged with tampering with evidence in a homicide investigation.
According to NewsNet5, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, a car with two bullet holes was towed from Longino's aunt's house Wednesday, and bags of evidence were taken from the scene. Police sources told the TV station that it is all related to a homicide in Cleveland Heights early Tuesday morning.
Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg confirmed to the station that Longino is being held on $100,000 bond and will make a court appearance soon.
Cleveland Heights police told the station that they responded to a report of gunshots around 2:30 am Tuesday morning and found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound in a car in a parking lot. Dejon D. Forbes was transported to a hospital but later died.
Longino had been invited to the Bengals rookie camp as an undrafted free agent. The camp runs Friday through Sunday.
In his senior season with the Sun Devils, Longino led the Pac-12 in sacks with 11. He grew up in East Cleveland and had returned there to prepare for the NFL draft.