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Bears WR Morgan Charged With Assault In DC

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Caption:ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: Josh Morgan #15 of the Washington Redskins pulls in this reception against Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Caption:ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 15: Josh Morgan #15 of the Washington Redskins pulls in this reception against Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan has been arrested and charged with punching a man outside a Washington nightclub.

DC police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf confirmed Monday night that a man named Josh Morgan was arrested early Sunday and charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor. The Bears say they are aware of “Josh Morgan’s presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C.,” and are gathering information.

Morgan agreed to a one-year contract with Chicago last week. He played for Washington for each of the previous two seasons.

Morgan told WRC-TV in Washington that he didn’t touch the man. The TV station also reported that Morgan was issued a citation to appear in court.

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