Originally Posted by remdog
First of all, this is from last summer and, as noted, doesn't necessarily involve a spouce. It could be someone that he 'dated' that saw a chance at a payday and that civil payday would be more likely and/or bigger if charges are brought.
Secondly, I would think that the Bengals were aware of this incident and didn't consider it significant. (At least I hope they were aware of it if there had been a police report made.)
I'll wait and see on this one before rushing to judgement.
You're right. The Bengals did know. IIRC, Rucker was one of the biggest "sliders" on draft day due to this incident. He had been projected as a late 1st-early 2nd round pick strictly based on his ability, but his character issues allowed him to slide deep into the 3rd round.