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Rival Report 6/24: Ex-NFL TE Richard Gordon arrested for domestic assault, had AR-15 in car

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In one of the more sad stories to come out this off-season, former journeyman NFL TE Richard Gordon has been arrested in Florida for domestic assault. Even scarier, he had an AR-15 assault rifle in his car with 2 magazines at the time of his arrest while he was allegedly on his way to a strip club where he had a previous altercation.

Gordon was being held on a $6,000 bond after allegedly punching his girlfriend and kicking a car door into the arresting police officers arm and shoulder during his arrest. He supposedly was on his way to the Office strip club where he intended to shoot up the establishment due to the previous altercation that he had there.

Apparently, the warning signs for Richard Gordon have been in place for some time because his girlfriend says that he had been "Baker Acted" three times already. The Baker Act provides authorities with the right to admit people who show signs of mental illness for up to 72 hours.

This is a sad story that could have been much worse had Richard Gordon accomplished what he allegedly was planning. The Orlando shootings at the Pulse nightclub that left 49 victims dead and more than 50 others injured shows the type of damage that can be done with an AR-15 assault rifle.

Richard Gordon played college football for the Miami Hurricanes and was once a member of the Oakland Raiders who drafted the former tight end in the 6th round of the 2011 draft. He has been on several other teams in his 5 year NFL career as well, including both the Chiefs and Broncos. He also had short stints with the Steelers, Titans, and Ravens.

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