Shortly before being traded to the New York Giants, safety Jabrill Peppers was dealing with a bizarre legal issue in Cleveland after a firearm was allegedly stolen out of his vehicle by a homeless woman, Marsha Carroll, who was found beaten to death just six days later.

At the time of the trade, the Giants were aware of the ongoing investigation into the theft and the death, but were confident Peppers was not involved, which was a stance shared by Cleveland police.

Cleveland.com had previously covered each of the events, which occurred on January 29 and February 6, respectively.

Peppers had a gun stolen from his car, possibly by a homeless woman who was found beaten to death six days later. Peppers is not a suspect in the death of Marsha Carroll, and a man is in custody in connection with her death. Peppers visited the Cleveland police station Thursday to recover some of his stolen property.

Additionally, Cleveland.com later shared a secretly recorded phone conversation between Peppers’ attorney and someone posing as Peppers’ uncle and financial advisor.

During that conversation, it was allegedly revealed that Peppers’ firearm was unregistered and some marijuana that had gone missing from his vehicle had been disposed of by police.

Peppers’ attorney later walked back those comments, saying the firearm was registered and that the marijuana comment was nothing more than a joke.

On Tuesday, News 5 Cleveland reported that the NFL had inquired with Cleveland police about the case and requested to review information on each incident. The league called it a “routine request,” but it immediately led to speculation about Peppers’ potential involvement, which Cleveland police were quick to shoot down.

The Giants released a statement saying they are aware of the incidents and the NFL request, but to refer to the Cleveland Police Department for further information.

“We are aware of the situation in Cleveland,” the Giants said in a statement. “The NFL has been aware of this situation for some time. Jabrill is not the subject of an investigation by the Cleveland Police Department. For confirmation, see Tweets from @CLEpolice.”

Despite the situation appearing muddy, especially given the secretly recorded phone call, the NFL is not expected to discipline Peppers, reports NJ Advance Media.

It is possible Peppers could be disciplined under the NFL’s wide-ranging Personal Conduct Policy pending review of the reports, though it appears unlikely at this point, a person with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media.

The Giants acquired Peppers and two draft picks from the Cleveland Browns earlier this month in exchange for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.