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Police: Former star athlete held child captive

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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Former Georgia Tech football star and one-time Atlanta Falcon Recardo Wimbush has been accused of holding a 13-year-old boy captive for months, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in Atlanta.

Wimbush is a native of Blakely, in Early County.

Police have issued warrants for Wimbush and his wife.

Investigators said a thirteen-year-old was locked in a room in the family's basement for more than a year, while nine other children were allowed to move around freely upstairs.

According to his Linked-In profile, Wimbush's latest employer is Norfolk Southern.

He also worked as a personal trainer for two years until 2010.

Wimbush, was also a former Georgia Tech linebacker from 1999 to 2002 and was the team captain his senior year, the same year he was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.

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