Bengals FB Orson Charles arrested for road rage incident involving gun
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