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Monday, June 05, 2006

Cincinnati Bengals Player Conduct Problems - NFL.com

I don't normally post on matters of player conduct, but they seem to happen at such an alarming rate I've changed my mind. Plus, they seemed to have cropped up over the last week.

I saw the following posts on two Cincinnati Bengals players, Chris Henry and A.J. Nicholson, the latter a rookie with the team. Henry was charged with drunk driving and Nicolson with theft -- stealing. Henry has been arrested three times since December, which means he's due for another scrape in August of this year, then again in October. But I'll discount October under the theory that he's too busy playing ball to get into real trouble.

Henry was a rookie and now Nicholson?


Here's the NFL.com article:

A.J Nicolson:

Bengals pick Nicholson charged with theft
NFL.com wire reports
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 3, 2006) -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson was charged with burglarizing the apartment of a former Florida State teammate.

The 21-year-old Nicholson also was charged with grand theft and vandalism. He was being held at the Leon County jail on $16,000 bond, with a first appearance before a judge scheduled June 5, a spokesman with the Sheriff's office said.

Nicholson and Fred Rouse, another former Florida State teammate, are accused of breaking into the apartment of Seminoles running back Lorenzo Booker and stealing $1,700 worth of electronic equipment late last month.

The 20-year-old Rouse, a former wide receiver kicked off the team in January after his freshman season, was arrested May 27 in Tallahassee and charged with burglary and grand theft. Nicholson was in Cincinnati when the charges were filed.

Nicholson has a history of off-field problems, including a suspension for the Orange Bowl in January after he took a woman to the team's Miami hotel in a violation of team policy. She accused him of sexual assault, but Nicholson has not been charged.

Nicholson, a fifth-round draft pick, has been participating in the Bengals' voluntary workouts. Team officials declined to comment. A message left for Nicholson's agent was not immediately returned.

Chris Henry:

Bengals' Henry arrested for third time
NFL.com wire reports
MOUNT CARMEL, Ohio (June 4, 2006) -- Bengals receiver Chris Henry was charged with speeding and drunken driving early June 4, his third scrape with the law since December.

Henry registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.092 on a breath test and was clocked at 82 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, said Sgt. Craig Cvetan, a State Highway Patrol spokesman. The legal limit is 0.08.

The 23-year-old Henry cooperated with investigators, who issued him a citation and released him into a friend's custody, Cvetan said. The player has an initial appearance set for June 9 in Clermont County Common Municipal Court on the misdemeanor charges.

Messages were left with Henry's lawyer, David Fussell, and his agent, John Frederickson. The Bengals said they wouldn't comment until the case is resolved.

Henry was charged in January with pulling a pistol on a group of revelers in downtown Orlando. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and is set for trial Aug. 21.

He avoided jail time on marijuana charges from a December arrest in Kentucky after pleading guilty and agreeing to enter a drug rehabilitation program.

Henry had 31 catches for 422 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season, when he developed into the Bengals' No. 3 receiver behind Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Henry's latest arrest came a day after linebacker A.J. Nicholson was charged with grand theft and burglary in a break-in at a former Florida State teammate's apartment in Tallahassee, Fla. Nicholson, the Bengals' fifth-round draft pick in April, also was charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and posted $15,500 bond. His initial court appearance was set for June 5.


CharlieB. said...

Not to worry, Marvin Lewis knows how to deal with players who are a little rough around the edges. I just hope he can do it before Chris Henry starts waiving guns at his teammates, or me for writing this comment. Also, I really enjoy reading your blog. It is extremely entertaining. I am adding you to my blogroll. And, I would really appreciate it if you would add me to yours.

Charlie B.
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