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Former Cardinals OL Desmond Harrison turns himself in to police

(Greensboro Police Department)

Former Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Desmond Harrison turned himself in to police Friday after being charged with assault on Tuesday.

Harrison, who turned himself in at 6:23 a.m. Friday, according to the Greensboro Police Department, was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday shortly after the charges were made public. The Greensboro Police Department website listed the charge as “assault inflicting serious injury — strangulation.”

The undrafted offensive tackle is being held at the Guilford County Jail in North Carolina awaiting his first hearing appearance. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Harrison started half of his rookie year for Cleveland in 2018 before being waived and picked up by Arizona on June 6.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle entered the NFL Draft Combine two summers ago after he put up the second-fastest 40-yard dash time for a lineman at 4.90 seconds

Harrison went undrafted out of West Georgia in 2017 and began his career at Contra Costa Community College. He earned First Team All-American honors there before he joined Texas for his junior season. Harrison was ruled academically ineligible initially but was eventually cleared.

He was suspended multiple times at Texas before leaving the program and spent two years away from football prior to joining West Georgia.

Harrison reportedly was cut by the Browns after being late for team activities.

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