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Former Eagles safety kidnapped at gunpoint

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Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Earl Wolff was kidnapped by a group of men with guns, according to a story from The Fay Observer. The incident reportedly took place last month on Feb. 23 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Former Hoke County High School and N.C. State football star Earl Wolff was the victim of an alleged kidnapping by a group of men on Feb. 23, police reports and other sources say. One of the alleged suspects was arrested Thursday, and police are looking for others.

The 26-year-old Wolff, a native of Raeford, played for the Philadelphia Eagles and is now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Initial reports about the kidnapping and robbery did not include that he is a professional football player, but a relative of Wolff's and a source at N.C. State confirmed that he was the person abducted by a group of men and later released unharmed south of Fayetteville.

Pretty scary stuff, but at least it's good to see Wolff was unharmed.

The Eagles drafted Wolff in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in 18 games with Philadelphia over two seasons. He struggled to stay healthy and his injuries led to his release last August. The Jaguars signed Wolff to their practice squad in late December before extending a futures contract offer to him after the season ended. He'll have the chance to compete for a roster spot in Jacksonville this offseason.

Speaking from personal experience, Wolff was always a nice guy to be around. Here's wishing him well.

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