Former University of Cincinnati Bearcats and Cincinnati Bengals football player Artrell Hawkins was arrested early Sunday morning according to the Hamilton County Jail.
Hawkins a defensive back and second round pick of the 1998 draft out of the University of Cincinnati was arrested and charged with domestic violence Sunday morning. The court did not say who Hawkins assaulted or where the incident occurred. More updates will come as they are available.
Following a 9 year NFL career Hawkins returned to Cincinnati where he has become a prominent player in the sports talk radio game. Hawkins started as a sideline reporter covering Bearcats games, he then moved on to contribute weekly to the Bengals Radio Network. He now is a host on Fox Sports Radio as well as a contributor to WLWT during the football season.
Hawkins playing career was that of a work horse, helping his team whenever and wherever he could. While at Cincinnati Hawkins made a name for himself at a school that was not know for their football. He was instrumental in helping Cincinnati break their bowl drought when during his senior season the Bearcats won the Humanitarian Bowl.
His career in the NFL was never one that was flashy but his numbers are respectable, 303 tackles, 4 sacks and 11 interceptions is a decent little career. Stay tuned for updates on the situation.