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March 05, 2016

Earl Wolff kidnapped at gunpoint in North Carolina

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Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Earl Wolff, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was reportedly involved in a scary situation a couple of weeks ago in his home state. He was leaving a friend’s house in Fayetteville, North Carolina when a group of men carrying guns forced Wolff into his car. From The Fayetteville Observer:

Former Hoke County High School and N.C. State football star Earl Wolff was the victim of an alleged kidnapping by a group of men on Feb. 23, police reports and other sources say. One of the alleged suspects was arrested Thursday, and police are looking for others.

The 26-year-old Wolff, a native of Raeford, played for the Philadelphia Eagles and is now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Initial reports about the kidnapping and robbery did not include that he is a professional football player, but a relative of Wolff's and a source at N.C. State confirmed that he was the person abducted by a group of men and later released unharmed south of Fayetteville.

Wolff was kidnapped for “a short period of time” according to a police spokesman and released unharmed.

Despite the traumatic incident, the former North Carolina State star appears to be doing well. This comes from a Jaguars public relations manager (h/t Brandon Gowton):

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