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Report: Earl Wolff was kidnapped, released unharmed

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Jaguars safety Earl Wolff was abducted by a group of gunmen last month but was later returned unharmed, Wolff’s hometown newspaper, the Fayetteville Observer, has reported.

The report said one arrest has been made and police are unsure if Wolff was targeted or that the abduction and robbery were random. Fayetteville (N.C.) Police said they received a call regarding Wolff being forced into a car by gunmen at about 3 a.m. Feb. 23.

The Eagles waived Wolff last August because the team thought his knee injury wasn’t going to heal. He signed with the Jaguars practice squad in December, then signed a futures contract with the Jaguars in January.

Wolff, a fifth-round pick in 2013, played 18 games and made seven starts for the Eagles, collecting 52 tackles and an interception.

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25 Responses to “Report: Earl Wolff was kidnapped, released unharmed”
  1. northernpackfan says: Mar 5, 2016 4:00 PM

    So even kidnappers don’t want Jaguars defensive players?

    JK, that’s a crazy story, and it will be interesting to follow once more details come out, if they ever do. Glad he’s OK.

  2. typicalnipple says: Mar 5, 2016 4:04 PM

    This has happened to Big John Football three different times.

  3. lionsntigersnbearsohmy says: Mar 5, 2016 4:09 PM

    Yikes, you know things aren’t looking too good when kidnappers even throw you back.

  4. whatswrongwithmomsbasement says: Mar 5, 2016 4:16 PM

    You have serious issues if the damn kidnappers give you back.

  5. lightninglucci says: Mar 5, 2016 4:26 PM

    I wonder how long it took them to realize he wasn’t Darrelle Revis.

  6. vicksdawgpound says: Mar 5, 2016 4:33 PM

    It was probably his bookie!!

  7. richiethegreek says: Mar 5, 2016 4:57 PM

    So that’s where he’s been.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 5, 2016 5:00 PM

    The Jags sure are opening their wallets for players. First they they re-up a few backups and now they sign this guy to a futures contract. If they think they can improve their team by signing a bunch of marginal players what does that say about their team? Not much.

  9. cwk22 says: Mar 5, 2016 5:00 PM

    St 3AM? Wonder what he was doing?

  10. thejuddstir says: Mar 5, 2016 5:19 PM

    Not much good is gonna happen at 3am

  11. nenlain says: Mar 5, 2016 5:28 PM

    Earl Wollf should not be playing football for anyone, not even the Jaguars.

  12. Patskrieg says: Mar 5, 2016 5:30 PM

    I can’t shake the feeling this is going to get really weird really fast.

  13. jag1959 says: Mar 5, 2016 5:42 PM

    Reads like a carjacking/kidnapping.

  14. floratiotime says: Mar 5, 2016 5:44 PM

    I bet it was the Brownies.

  15. darkneptune73 says: Mar 5, 2016 6:33 PM

    Instead of joking about it, why don’t some of you show some sympathy towards this player? He could have been murdered.

  16. imamarinebiologist says: Mar 5, 2016 6:47 PM

    Are there no pictures of him in a Jaguars uniform?

  17. ctiggs says: Mar 5, 2016 6:50 PM

    darkneptune73 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 6:33 PM
    Instead of joking about it, why don’t some of you show some sympathy towards this player? He could have been murdered.


    sadly this is what the social media world does. Even muders are the butt of jokes

  18. bobbyhoying says: Mar 5, 2016 6:58 PM

    So it’s not Ruthless People 2?

  19. whodey420 says: Mar 5, 2016 7:07 PM

    They don’t call Fayetteville, NC “Fayettenam” for no reason. :/ The guy is lucky!

  20. mackcarrington says: Mar 5, 2016 7:28 PM

    Was this guy out bragging that he plays in the NFL, and someone thought he was worth millions, then found out he wasn’t?

  21. 12444uggg says: Mar 5, 2016 8:17 PM

    I’d say this is a weird story, even though this can’t be a random thing..

  22. tjacks7 says: Mar 5, 2016 8:32 PM

    What is the world coming to? Not only do we have to be politically correct and not offend anyone ever, now we must show sympathy for things that could have happened. Even though they didn’t.

  23. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:46 PM

    ……….I bet the kidnapper was Chip Kelly…….

  24. amaf21 says: Mar 6, 2016 12:00 AM

    Nothing good happens after midnight…

  25. captainstabbins says: Mar 7, 2016 9:27 AM

    They thought they were kidnapping an NFL player. They then googled him and saw his highlight reel.

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