Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) during the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals Orson Charles Arrested


The Cincinnati Bengals were on such a good no arrests run.

Unfortunately that changed Monday night as Bengals fullback Orson Charles was arrested in Richmond, Kentucky a town south of Lexington and charged with wanton endangerment.

Wanton endangerment is a first degree offense in Kentucky. It is the act of engaging someone in a potentially dangerous manner. In this case the dangerous manner would be a reported road rage incident in which Charles brandished a firearm at another motorist on Interstate 75.

According to cout documents Charles was booked at 9:56pm Monday night. His bond was posted at $5,000, as of Tuesday morning he had not yet posted bond.

According to ESPN Charles cut off the other motorist, he then engaged the motorist and brandished a firearm. The motorist subsequently contacted the police who pulled over Charles where they found a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson handgun. Charles was then placed under arrest, he also refused to give the police a statement.

This is not Charles’ first run in with the law. One month before the 2012 NFL Draft Charles was arrested in Georgia and charged with DUI. The next month the Bengals would draft Charles in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

2014 will mark Charles’ third year as a Cincinnati Bengal. Charles’ has appeared in 29 games for the Bengals, he has 9 career receptions for 109 yards. Charles’ was originally a tight end coming out of college, when the Bengals drafted Tyler Eifter they moved Charles to the full back position.

Cincinnati has been know for their run ins with the law in the past. They have done a good job cleaning up their image recently. It will be interesting to see how the Bengals handle this situation.

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  • conserve1

    release! release! release!