Nate Allen detained by cops for indecent exposure, released without charges
In a story that appears at face value to be a possible case of a bungled investigation based upon inaccurate or flat-out untrue accusations, Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was detained on Monday by police in Fort Myers, Fla., after cops tabbed him as a suspect in an indecent exposure case.
A “shaken” Allen was released by police without being charged due to inconclusive evidence based upon allegations by a 16-year-old girl whose story reportedly changed several times, per a CSN Philadelphia report.
A source reportedly told CSN Philly’s Derek Gunn that the soon-to-be NFL free agent was stopped by Fort Myers police near a Red Lobster restaurant, where Allen had just been dining.
The safety was informed that a 16-year-old girl had accused him of indecent exposure, was brought in for questioning and subsequently released from custody after cops determined there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him.
Allen indicated in a text to Gunn that “someone definitely lied” and another source said that Allen is “shaken and embarrassed” by the incident and that the NFL player will make every effort to clear his name of any wrongdoing. Allen is noted in the CSN Philly report of being an “affable” player who has had no apparent previous run-ins with the law.
Fort Myers police released a statement Tuesday indicating that an investigation is ongoing. The statement also confirmed that Allen was not charged.
At best this is either a case of mistaken identity or a completely fabricated report by the teenager. At worst it’s a reason for Allen to be very upset with how things transpired.
(photo credit: Yong Kim/Philly.com)