Cincinnati Bengals fullback Orson Charles found himself in some trouble with the law on Monday night after being involved in a road rage incident in Kentucky. According to WKYT, Charles was taken into custody at the Madison County Detention Center on first-degree charges of "wanton endangerment."
TMZ followed up with some troubling details that will certainly catch the attention of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. According to the report, the incident involved a gun.
Cincinnati Bengals fullback Orson Charles was arrested in Kentucky late Monday night … after cops say he had an extreme case of road rage … involving a GUN … TMZ Sports has learned.
ESPN.com's Coley Harvey expanded upon the details of the altercation on Interstate 75 as described in the incident report:
The other driver indicated to police that Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m. Monday. At some point, Charles allegedly cut off the other driver. When police arrived and did a search of Charles' car, a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun was found in a purse.
The Bengals and NFL have yet to comment on the situation, but they will be watching closely.
Wanton endangerment is a class D felony that can carry a sentence in the range of one to five years in Kentucky. DeSean Jackson reportedly seeking $9 million to $10 million per season