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Bengals' Charles arrested - allegedly brandished gun in incident

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Orson Charles, the Cincinnati Bengals fullback, was arrested last night, per reports.

According to, the 23-year old out of the University of Georgia was arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment around 10 p.m. on Monday night.

Various reports are stating that the arrest is in relation to a road rage incident and have relayed information obtained from the police incident report which reveals Charles was pulled over by Richmond police after a complaint was called in by another driver.

In the report, the other driver suggests that the Bengals man "brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m."

The police also allegedly discovered a semiautomatic Smith and Wesson handgun after searching Charles' vehicle.

As of Tuesday morning the player, who is set to enter his third season in the NFL in 2014, had not yet been released and his bond had been set at $5,000.

The former fourth-round pick is seen as having great potential by many, but while he remains a peripheral player in the Bengals roster the franchise could come down hard on the player over this incident.

Details remain sketchy at this point of course, but it is hardly an ideal situation for either the player or his current team.

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