Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Marvin Clueless

After the blockbuster trade between the Indiana Pacers and the Golden State warriors, Marvin Lewis' Bengals team now owns professional sports highest arrest rate at 17%.

Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph helped the Cincinatti Bengals inch one step closer to an unprecedented double-digit year in arrests by becoming the ninth player in a span of nine months to get arrested. Early Monday he was pulled over in Kentucky and is being brought up on charges of marijuana possession.

This sounds all too familiar. Obviously Marvin Lewis is going to take action. When questioned on Tuesday, Marvin Lewis had this to say, "The biggest thing I would say to you is there's some things probably that in the first year or so [as head coach] I wouldn't tolerate, and I've become a little bit more tolerable of." Well now his players know where he stands!

Seeing as Marvin Lewis and the Bengals organiztion have had difficulty abiding by the law over the last few years, lets take a look at their 2006 Draft:

Round 1: Johnathan Joseph: Marijuana Possession

Round 3: Frostee Rucker: Spousal Battery and Vandalism

Round 5: A.J. Nicholson: Burglary (of his own teammate at Florida State)

Round 7: Reggie McNeal: Resisting arrest

After all the offseason legal difficulties the team went through, this is the draft they came up with. After the draft however, the Bengals felt they didn't quite get as many potential criminals as they had liked so they scooped up Ahmad Brooks (who was kicked off of the Virginia team for marijuana possession) in the 3rd round of the supplemental draft. Vegas oddsmakers have Brooks as a 2 to 1 favorite to be the 10th Bengals arrest of the year.


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