Update: Orson Charles drafted by Bengals despite DUI charge

Orson Charles

Back in this post, I told you that University of Georgia star tight end Orson Charles had been arrested for DUI.  At the time, I stated that he was rated by some as the top rated tight end in the upcoming draft.

Well, Mr. Charles was not the first tight end in the draft.  And he didn’t get picked in the second round, like many had expected, at least before his DUI.

However, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round, who always seem to have a roster full of players in trouble with law, including in the past year Cedric Benson, Adam Jones, Jerome Simpson and Ray Maualaga.

Also in the draft, former Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd was picked with the 13th pick overall in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals, despite a DUI in March of 2011, and former Penn State offensive guard Johnie Troutman was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round, despite a DUI in February of 2011.

In addition to drafted players, the New York Jets are considering bringing back receiver Braylon Edwards, who is a free agent, even though he was arrested for a DUI while with the Jets in September 2010 while on probation for a disorderly conduct case.

Also, Arlington County police denied that ex-Bear Brandon Meriweather received any favorable treatment during last Thursday’s DUI arrest.

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