Details Of How Jacksonville Jaguars S Earl Wolff Was Abducted at Gunpoint
This is probably the craziest story of the offseason so far, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Earl Wolff was kidnapped by a group of men but they ended up letting him go unharmed. Either it was mistaken identity, they knew who he was and he gave them what they wanted or maybe he owed them money and finally paid up.
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.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.Fayetteville police said a call regarding a kidnapping and robbery was received about 3 a.m. Feb. 23.Wolff had been visiting friends at a home on Hazelhurst Drive and was walking to his 2011 white Range Rover when a group of men with guns accosted him and forced him into his vehicle.“We don’t know how long he was kidnapped,” Fayetteville police spokesman Antoine Kincade said. “But it was a short period of time.”Wolff was released unharmed in Hope Mills, and his car was recovered in Cumberland County, police said.Kincade said investigators don’t know whether Wolff was targeted or if the crime was random.One man, Bobby Deshawn Bailey of Raeford, has been arrested in the case. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy, larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of marijuana, police said. Bail was set at $156,000.