Fal­cons cut Hage­man fol­low­ing charges

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

FLOW­ERY BRANCH, Ga. - The At­lanta Fal­cons have re­leased de­fen­sive tackle Ra’Shede Hage­man two days after he was placed on the com­mis­sioner’s ex­empt list be­cause of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charges in 2016.

The Fal­cons said in a state­ment Mon­day the move was made after a “thor­ough in­ves­tiga­tive process by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.” The NFL said Satur­day its in­ves­ti­ga­tion is pend­ing. Hage­man is a four-year vet­eran who started four games in 2016 and 12 games in 2015. He was listed as a backup be­fore Satur­day’s des­ig­na­tion pre­vented him from play­ing in games or prac­tic­ing. Hage­man faced charges of bat­tery, cru­elty to chil­dren and in­ter­fer­ing with calls for emer­gency as­sis­tance. Po­lice say he was at the home of his girl­friend, Janeal Jef­feries. Mean­while, the Fal­cons be­gan form­ing their 10-man prac­tice squad. They added four play­ers orig­i­nally signed as col­lege free agents fol­low­ing the 2017 draft: safety Marcelis Branch, of­fen­sive tackle Daniel Brun­skill, wide re­ceiver Deante Burton and de­fen­sive end J’Terius Jones.

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