Per the arrest and investigation report, Washington was at Splash Waterpark in Cincinnati while police officers were clearing out a crowd in a lot. Washington “reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle; just feet away from officers. [Washington] did not inform officers beforehand.”
Lt. Keith Schoonover of the Sharonville Police Department told NFL Media that Washington has a valid CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit in the state of Ohio. The charge is a violation of a subsection of the state CCW, according to Schoonover.
Washington was arrested at 9:59 p.m. ET and processed at the Sharonville Police Department and eventually released. He is scheduled appear at Hamilton County Municipal Court on July 24.
“He wasn’t arrested for having the gun, it was how he handled the situation,” Schoonover told NFL Media. Schoonover added that Washington cooperated with the officers at the scene.
As a rookie with the Bills last season, the former third-round pick recorded 2.5 sacks in 15 games played, including 11 starts.
He was suspended from his final collegiate game at Ohio State — the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame — following a citation for solicitation.