Orson Charles of the Bengals Arrested for Wanton Endangerment [UPDATE]

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Orson Charles, a Cincinnati Bengals tight end who played college football for Georgia, was arrested Monday night and charged with “wanton endangerment-first degree.” What could Charles possibly have done to get slapped with that charge? Police aren’t saying (yet), but according to Cincinnati.com, this is what wanton endangerment in the 1st degree in Kentucky is:

under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, someone wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another.

Uh oh. The current Bengals have worked long and hard to distance themselves from the early 2000 Bengals, who racked up arrests at basically the same rate that Peyton Manning throws touchdown passes. This isn’t really worth mentioning, but why not: Charles was arrested for DUI one month before the NFL draft.

[UPDATE: TMZ now says Charles pulled a gun on the highway during a fit of road rage.]

Marvin Lewis, care to comment? [Cincinnati.com]

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