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Falcons' John Abraham out on bond after arrest

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John Abraham on right. John Abraham on right.
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Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is out on bond after his arrest on obstruction charges at Atlantic Station on Monday, police said.

According to John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Department, police and firefighters were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from a building on 17th Street around 6:40 p.m. Abraham allegedly entered a taped-off area and was asked to leave by a firefighter.

Officers were called after Abraham allegedly refused to leave. He was then taken into custody after also allegedly refusing a police officer's request to leave and insisting on continuing further into the area.

The police report says Abraham "continuously stood in the same place arguing, repeating that he owned three condos at the location. I asked him at least five more times to leave the area and return behind the tape."    

"He was insistent on entering further into the scene, so we're not sure exactly what his intentions were," said Chafee.

Authorities say that when Abraham didn't comply,  they arrested him.

Abraham was charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters. Both are misdemeanor charges, and each carries with it a $3,500 fine. He was released from the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday morning. Abraham had no comment to reporters as he left the jail. It is not known what relationship, if any, Abraham had with the woman.

Falcons coach Mike Smith expressed disappointment with his All-Pro defensive end getting in trouble off the field.

"Anytime anyone in our organization shows up negatively in the paper we are very disappointed as an organization," said Smith.

There is no word on what punishment, if any, Abraham could face from the team.

"There are certain policies and procedures we've got to follow regarding this in terms of the NFL and this is a legal process and we're gonna let the legal process run its course," Smith said.

Smith did say that Abraham would play Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Abraham is the second Falcons player to be arrested in the last seven days. Just last week, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested in Gwinnett County and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

Police say Turner was going 97 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 85 north near Indian Trail Road. The arresting officer said he could smell alcohol on his breath.

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