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    Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    According to ESPN, Deltha O'Neal was arrested early this morning and charged with DWI.

    What else can be said at this point that hasn't already been said?

    AMELIA, Ohio -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint.

    The two-time Pro Bowl player had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, above Ohio's legal limit of 0.08, the State Highway Patrol said. O'Neal was alone in his car and arrested at the scene, Sgt. Kevin Long said. O'Neal took a breath test and was released.

    He is to appear in Clermont County Municipal Court on Dec. 12. The seven-year veteran is the eighth Bengals player arrested this year. Rookie receiver Reggie McNeal was charged with resisting arrest this week outside a Houston nightclub.

    Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said Saturday he was unaware of this latest arrest. The team withholds comment on unresolved charges against players, he said.

    The Bengals host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    I'd say I'm hopeful that they are not planning any riverboat cruise parties.

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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    .10?

    That used to be legal. Not a big deal, at least in terms of the usual Bengal arrests. That's a glass of water from being legal. I'm not going ot cast stones on that. I've probably driven worse. (Not something I'm proud of)

    Unless he punched the cop. He didn't, did he? Never know with those boys.
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    When will it end!?! God truly hates Bengals' fans; OK, you can finally have a good team to cheer for after a decade and a half of futility, but the team will be filled with a bunch of embarrassing lunkheads who constantly get in trouble with the law.

    I guess it could be worse. They could be getting into all this trouble and be 2-10.

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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWoody View Post


    When will it end!?! God truly hates Bengals' fans; OK, you can finally have a good team to cheer for after a decade and a half of futility, but the team will be filled with a bunch of embarrassing lunkheads who constantly get in trouble with the law.

    I guess it could be worse. They could be getting into all this trouble and be 2-10.
    If they were 2-10, nobody would care.

    On the outside, it looks like the "thugs" are coming to Bengal-land just as the winning starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    If they were 2-10, nobody would care.

    On the outside, it looks like the "thugs" are coming to Bengal-land just as the winning starts.
    O'Neal is probably charged with a BAC violation (prohibited blood alcohol content) and/or OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated). It's a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio. I would hardly call that "thug" behavior. I deal with people charged with OVI/BAC on a weekly basis. I'd say 99.9% of them are your normal everyday average folks who made a stupid mistake and got caught. If they are "low blows" (under 0.17), they're likely to be social drinkers who just had one too many, thought they were okay, and decided to try to drive home. O'Neal only blew a 0.10, which leads me to believe he falls in that category. Usually what happens is that the person realizes they made a mistake, pleads guilty, gets 3 days in a driver intervention program and a fine and a license suspension with privileges for driving to work. Most people are so embarrassed that they get "scared straight" and it doesn't happen again. Getting arrested for OVI is hardly "thug" behavior. Is Ryan Freel a thug? He was busted for doing a lot more than blowing a 0.10.

    Of the 8 Bengal arrests, 3 were for OVI (or Boating under the Influence for Steinbach). 1 was a resisting arrest arising from an argument over illegal parking, the charges were dropped and now Askew is suing for false arrest and excessive force. As for the other four, well, we'll have to see how the court cases play out before we deem them "thugs." In any case, I suspect you have at least that many players with similar legal troubles on every NFL team. The Bengals just have the luck of the troubles coming all in one season. Besides, these aren't the Boy Scouts we're talking about.

    At least none of the Bengals have been charged with Murder or Drug Trafficking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post

    At least none of the Bengals have been charged with Murder or Drug Trafficking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    O'Neal is probably charged with a BAC violation (prohibited blood alcohol content) and/or OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated). It's a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio. I would hardly call that "thug" behavior. I deal with people charged with OVI/BAC on a weekly basis. I'd say 99.9% of them are your normal everyday average folks who made a stupid mistake and got caught. If they are "low blows" (under 0.17), they're likely to be social drinkers who just had one too many, thought they were okay, and decided to try to drive home. O'Neal only blew a 0.10, which leads me to believe he falls in that category. Usually what happens is that the person realizes they made a mistake, pleads guilty, gets 3 days in a driver intervention program and a fine and a license suspension with privileges for driving to work. Most people are so embarrassed that they get "scared straight" and it doesn't happen again. Getting arrested for OVI is hardly "thug" behavior. Is Ryan Freel a thug? He was busted for doing a lot more than blowing a 0.10.

    Of the 8 Bengal arrests, 3 were for OVI (or Boating under the Influence for Steinbach). 1 was a resisting arrest arising from an argument over illegal parking, the charges were dropped and now Askew is suing for false arrest and excessive force. As for the other four, well, we'll have to see how the court cases play out before we deem them "thugs." In any case, I suspect you have at least that many players with similar legal troubles on every NFL team. The Bengals just have the luck of the troubles coming all in one season. Besides, these aren't the Boy Scouts we're talking about.

    At least none of the Bengals have been charged with Murder or Drug Trafficking.
    It all depends on the quality of organization you want to portray to your fans, the ones who buy jerseys and tickets. There's a few marketing dollars to be made as well, and teams suffer because of the actions of individuals.

    I have been a Vikings fan since I was a wee lad in the early seventies. The innocent actions of the love boat posse was and is a black eye for the organization, costing them millions upon millions of dollars, both current and future.

    Having an organization that operates with class means ownership/ management hold players (and administrators) to a very high standard as it relates to their off the field behavior. I don't know if the Bengals problem is 'dismissed' by Lewis as it was by Tice and Green in Minny....but I can tell you it's not as cool as it used to be with the Raiders of the 60's and 70's.

    There is never a reason or excuse for pro players to get DWI's, ever. They have been counseled about it by the NFL and ad nauseum by their teams. You are able to make millions of dollars because you are in the spotlight of the fans. If the millions are OK, so too should a little more responsibility for your actions than the typical office worker.
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Do the Bengals get a volume discount on bail bonds?
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Do the Bengals get a volume discount on bail bonds?
    I'd hope so. I'd hate to see them have to deal with this guy.

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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Its sad....yesterday on another board I attend someone said "I hope our boys read the newspaper, there is a checkpoint in there. Lets hope no one decides to stop by"

    Fast forward to this morning and sure enough.....

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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Its sad....yesterday on another board I attend someone said "I hope our boys read the newspaper, there is a checkpoint in there. Lets hope no one decides to stop by"

    Fast forward to this morning and sure enough.....
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    I wonder if Nancy Zimpher could turn things around?
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    My understanding is Deltha was on his 2nd strike with th NFL, and strike 3 was a lifetime ban.
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    Re: Add Tally Number 8.....Deltha O'Neal arrested.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    My understanding is Deltha was on his 2nd strike with th NFL, and strike 3 was a lifetime ban.
    I haven't seen this anywhere. Where did you hear this? That would stink if true.
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