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Matt700wlw
05-18-2007, 05:46 PM
http://www.local12.com/content/breaking_news/story.aspx?content_id=ea718a3d-3d33-4015-ad86-bb50840683d1

CTA513
05-18-2007, 05:49 PM
Who picked A.J. in the next Bengal to get arrested thread?

DTCromer
05-18-2007, 05:52 PM
In the mortal words of Hawk Harrelson, "He gone!"

Red Leader
05-18-2007, 05:54 PM
Who picked A.J. in the next Bengal to get arrested thread?

It looks like "Willy" is the big winner.

Congrats, Willy.

OesterPoster
05-18-2007, 06:08 PM
In the mortal words of Hawk Harrelson, "He gone!"

Unfortunately, it's not that easy any longer. The Players Union is too strong. They can cut him for craptastic suckitude on the field, but not for beating up a woman.

Matt700wlw
05-18-2007, 06:09 PM
Unfortunately, it's not that easy any longer. The Players Union is too strong. They can cut him for craptastic suckitude on the field, but not for beating up a woman.

Well, then he couldn't play his way onto the roster.....


That would work :D

Tony Cloninger
05-18-2007, 06:12 PM
That union has nowhere near the strength of the baseball one.

They have backed up Goodell on his hard line stances.

Not saying he will get released beacuse of this but they can make an excuse
to get rid of him and just do it....w/o having to be detailed about it and
most likely no one would care.

CTA513
05-18-2007, 06:32 PM
Local 12 updated the article with the statement from the Taylor Mill Police.


More bad news from Bengal-Land as off-the-field behavior is back in the news.

Linebacker A.J. Nicholson is being processed at the Kenton County Jail on a domestic violence assault charge.

Taylor Mill Police Chief Steve Knauf tells Local 12 a woman at Nicholson's apartment told the officer Nicholson punched her in the eye. The officer observed the injury and took Nicholson into custody.

Nicholson is charged with fourth degree assault, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months and /or $500 fine.

Back in March, Nicholson was sentenced to two months in a sheriff's work program and one year's probation.

Nicholson pleaded no contest to burglary and grand theft after stealing electronic equipment from a teammate at Florida State.

WMR
05-18-2007, 06:59 PM
Holy Jeez, I hope he does a year.

Benihana
05-18-2007, 07:10 PM
Just like the Steeler linebacker who was cut after being arrested for pimping, HE GONE!

What a bum

Danny Serafini
05-19-2007, 01:46 AM
Well, then he couldn't play his way onto the roster.....


That would work :D

He probably can't play his way on the roster anyway. Makes it easy for Marvin to "send a message."

GAC
05-19-2007, 05:35 AM
Unfortunately, it's not that easy any longer. The Players Union is too strong. They can cut him for craptastic suckitude on the field, but not for beating up a woman.

And that is sad if true. I have no respect for any man who would beat on a woman. You're a punk as far as I'm concerned.

sonny
05-19-2007, 06:17 AM
And that is sad if true. I have no respect for any man who would beat on a woman. You're a punk as far as I'm concerned.

:thumbup: Right on brutha!

RedsBaron
05-19-2007, 06:56 AM
Marvin needs to send a message and get rid of some of the thugs on the team. This guy sure sounds like he is an appropriate candidate.

Steve4192
05-19-2007, 10:06 AM
Let's not jump the gun.

He has been ACCUSED, not convicted. If he is tried and found guilty, by all means the Bengals should cut his ass and he should spend some time in the pokey. But let's wait and see if the story has any merit before we crucify the guy as a woman-beater.

For all we know, he didn't do anything. This is a 'he said, she said' situation and it wouldn't be the first time that a domestic dispute resulted in trumped-up charges being filed.

TeamSelig
05-19-2007, 04:16 PM
See ya!

Redsfaithful
05-21-2007, 01:54 PM
One of Marvin's stupidest draft picks. Really hard to understand Frostee and A.J. at 4 and 5 last year.

TeamSelig
05-21-2007, 02:36 PM
Well, wasn't he supposed to be a 1st rounder but due to his stupidity and ChrisHenryness he fell to the 4th or 5th?

Reds Fanatic
05-21-2007, 04:07 PM
Now the woman he hit says he didn't hit her. The soap opera that is Bengals football continues.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2877610



The woman who claimed Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson assaulted her told reporters at his arraignment Monday that Nicholson never hit her.

"I'm embarrassed to tell you that I was extremely emotional when I contacted police and that caused me to exaggerate what had taken place between A.J. and myself," Victoria Johnson said, according to WLWT-TV in Cincinnati.

Johnson said she was trying to grab a cell phone away from Nicholson and accidently struck herself below her eye.

Nicholson was arrested on a domestic violence charge Friday, the first arrest of a Cincinnati Bengals' player since commissioner Roger Goodell cracked down on misconduct last month.

He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance on Monday.

Nicholson already was one of nine Bengals players arrested during a nine-month span, turning the team into a prime example of player misconduct. The team had gone four months without having a player arrested.

Police in nearby Taylor Mill, Ky., arrested Nicholson after a Johnson called 911 on Friday afternoon to say she had been assaulted by the second-year player. He was charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Goodell introduced a new conduct policy last month that stiffens penalties and holds franchises responsible when their players get into trouble.

Nicholson, a fifth-round draft pick from Florida State in 2006, appeared in only two games last season, when he had a hamstring injury.

Last March, Nicholson pleaded no contest to burglary and grand theft in Tallahassee, Fla., and was sentenced to two months in a work program. He had been charged with stealing electronic equipment and other items from the apartment of a former Florida State teammate.

Nicholson was also placed on two years' probation, which could be jeopardized by his latest arrest.

Taylor Mill police chief Steve Knauf said a woman called police to Nicholson's apartment at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, saying she had been hit in the face. The officer who responded saw that the woman had an injury by her eye.

Nicholson wasn't at the apartment, but later showed up at the police station and was arrested, Knauf said. He faces up to 12 months in jail and a $500 fine if convicted.

He was jailed in the Kenton County (Ky.) Detention Center following his arrest and released late Friday on $5,000 bond, jail personnel said.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the team had no immediate comment because it was still gathering information on the arrest.


Nicholson was suspended for Florida State's appearance in the 2006 Orange Bowl after he violated team policy by taking a woman to the team's hotel in Miami.

A month after the Bengals drafted him, he faced the criminal charges in Florida. He and another Florida State player, Fred Rouse, were accused of breaking into the apartment of former teammate Lorenzo Booker and stealing items.

Red Leader
05-21-2007, 04:24 PM
So, is the Next Bengal Arrested Game still open?

Or does the person that had Chris Henry now win if charges are dismissed?

Does the winner still get rep points? :laugh:

CTA513
05-21-2007, 04:39 PM
Bengals released Nicholson today:


Bengals release Nicholson
By GEOFF HOBSON
May 21, 2007

Updated: 3:05 p.m.


A few hours after A.J. Nicholson pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge Monday, the Bengals released the second-year linebacker.

Although the mother of his two-year-old child recanted her statement from Friday that Nicholson hit her, Kenton District Court Judge Douglas Grothaus chose not to drop the case and set a pretrial hearing for May 31, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Also Monday the Bengals said that Chris Henry is in compliance with his legal matters and that Monday’s reports about the embattled wide receiver failing a court drug test “may not be based on complete information.”

Nicholson, 23, was arrested Friday for the second time since the Bengals drafted him in the fifth round 13 months ago when Victoria Johnson said Nicholson hit her in the face.

The Associated Press reported after a police officer saw that the woman had an injury around her eye, Nicholson later showed up at the police station and was arrested.

Two months ago Nicholson pleaded no contest to burglary and grand theft after being charged with stealing electronic equipment and other items from the apartment of a former Florida State teammate last May.

Under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association, teams can only release players for lack of talent.

Even before Friday it’s believed Nicholson would have had a difficult time making the roster.

With the Bengals expected to keep seven linebackers, he was believed to be behind the group of starters, Ahmad Brooks, Ed Hartwell and Rashad Jeanty, as well as Landon Johnson, Caleb Miller, Andre Frazier and Eric Henderson. The Bengals may also need to make room for Odell Thurman because he’s expected to be reinstated from a year-suspension in time for training camp.

Also, undrafted rookie Earl Everett out of Florida is expected to compete for a roster spot. He could be back for next week’s voluntary workouts as he recovers from arthroscopic ankle surgery.

And, Nicholson played in only two games last year.

OesterPoster
05-21-2007, 04:59 PM
Under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association, teams can only release players for lack of talent.

It's too bad Marvin didn't realize Nicholson's "lack of talent" before wasting a draft pick on the loser. ;)

Chip R
05-21-2007, 05:31 PM
So, is the Next Bengal Arrested Game still open?

Or does the person that had Chris Henry now win if charges are dismissed?

Does the winner still get rep points? :laugh:


No, because Nicholson was arrested. Doesn't matter if charges were dropped, he was arrested.

No. See above.

I'd like to do a new contest but I don't know how to reward the winner.