This is a 2015 photo of Earl Wolff of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. This image reflects the Philadelphia Eagles active roster as of Friday, August 7, 2015 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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March 05, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Earl Wolff was kidnapped for a short time while visiting his native North Carolina last month but was freed unharmed, the team has confirmed.

Police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, said they received a call Feb. 23 about a robbery and kidnapping. The Fayetteville Observer, which first reported the story ( ), said that Wolff was visiting friends when a group of men with guns forced him into his Range Rover. Police say it's not clear how long Wolff was held but they believe it was a short time.

Tad Dickman, senior manager of public relations for the Jaguars, released a statement Saturday that Wolff was ''doing well, mentally and physically.'' He asked the media to respect Wolff's privacy.

One man was charged Thursday in the case.

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