Report: NFL player kidnapped in February released

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Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad safety Earl Wolff was allegedly kidnapped by men with guns on Feb. 23 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a report in the Fayetteville Observer.

Wolff was visiting friends in Fayetteville when "a group of men with guns accosted him and forced him into his vehicle," the Observer reported. The kidnapping did not last for a long period of time.

"We don't know how long he was kidnapped," Fayetteville police spokesman Antoine Kincade told the Observer. "But it was a short period of time."

Initially, police reports did not mention that Wolff was a football player, but the Observer reports that a source at North Carolina State, where Wolff played football, and his uncle, confirmed that Wolff was kidnapped.

Jaguars Senior Public Relations Manager Tad Dickman also tweeted about the alleged kidnapping.

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On Feb. 24, the day after the alleged kidnapping, Wolff tweeted "Lord I thank you for your grace and mercy."

One man was arrested in the case Thursday. According to the Observer, Bobby Deshawn Bailey was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy, larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of marijuana, police said.

Prior to joining the Jaguars' practice squad, Wolff was with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Observer said that Wolff has returned to Florida.