February 17, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nate Allen says he's cooperating with police in Fort Myers, Florida, after being detained for nearly five hours over the holiday weekend.

Police confirmed in a news release that Allen was pulled over around 5 p.m. Monday. No charges were filed, and Allen was eventually released.

Allen, who lives in southwest Florida in the offseason, told The News-Press (http://goo.gl/dWc7Fz ) on Tuesday that he spent several hours in a holding cell before detectives informed him that a 16-year-old girl had accused him of performing a lewd act at a stoplight.

Allen denies the accusation, saying he was on a cellphone call from the time he left a nearby Red Lobster restaurant until he was stopped.

Allen says he can't understand why someone would make such an accusation.

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