Bengals’ LB prospect arrested after shooting

Published 2:40 am Friday, May 6, 2016

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (AP) — A former Arizona State linebacker who was set to join the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent has been charged with tampering with evidence after a fatal shooting outside a suburban Cleveland bar.

Antonio Longino was freed Thursday in Cleveland Heights after posting a $100,000 bond. Dejon Forbes, 24, was killed and another man wounded early Tuesday after shots were fired into a car outside a Cleveland Heights bar.

Steven Johnson, 28, has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting.

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It’s unclear whether Longino and Johnson have attorneys.

The 23-year-old Longino played three seasons at Arizona State. The former Ohio prep star recently posted online that the Bengals had invited him to an upcoming rookie tryout camp for undrafted players.

A Bengals team spokesman declined to comment about the linebacker.