NFL player charged in connection with New Jersey shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University was charged by a grand jury on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in New Jersey and was put on waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Khaseem Greene was charged with unlawful weapon possession in a Dec. 3, 2016, shooting in Elizabeth, where he is from.

Greene originally was charged in the case on Jan. 4 and then signed with the Chiefs on Jan. 21. A spokesman for the Chiefs did not immediately reply to an email to answer whether the team knew of the original charges when he first signed.


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