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Antonio Longino jailed in homicide investigation; was set to tryout with Bengals as UDFA

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Former Arizona State linebacker Antonio Longino has been charged with tampering with a homicide investigation. He was reportedly trying out for the Bengals this week.

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Antonio Longino is in police custody after being charged with tampering with evidence in a homicide investigation, according to NewsNet5. Longino reportedly was set to try out for the Bengals this week.

The report says that a vehicle with two bullet holes was towed from Longino's aunt's house on Wednesday. This is reportedly part of an investigation into a homicide that occurred at the Sunny Spot Lounge in Cleveland Heights early Tuesday morning.

Longino, a former star linebacker with the Arizona State Sun Devilswas reportedly trying out for the Bengals following the 2016 NFL Draft. Longino grew up in East Cleveland and had returned there to prepare for the NFL draft before going undrafted.

Here's more from the NewsNet5 report:

Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg confirmed late Wednesday that Longino was taken into custody and charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the case.

The source told reporter Homa Bash that Longino was taken into custody Tuesday around 9 p.m.

A 24-year-old Cleveland man was shot and died after police found him in a vehicle in a parking lot at 2212 Noble Road, according to Cleveland Heights police. Officers say they had responded to a report of shots fired at around 2:28 a.m. when they found Dejon D. Forbes with an apparent gunshot wound. Forbes was transported to University Hospital, but he died shortly afterward.

Longino is being held on a $100,000 bond.

We'll update this post as more details come out.