Bengals rookie sentenced to prison in Texas
The Cincinnati Bengals incredible knack of having players with off the field problems on their roster continues, as undrafted rookie Brandon Joiner was sentenced to three years in prison.
Instead of wearing an orange Bengals helmet, Joiner gets to wear an orange jump suit after being given a three-year sentence after a conviction on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of felony drug possesion from a 2007 incident in College Station, Texas, the College Station Eagle reported.
After that incident, Joiner was kicked off the Aggies football team, wound up at a junior college and eventually resurfaced at Arkansas State where he was the co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference.
“Since this incident, Brandon has conducted himself in an exemplary fashion and I’m sure he will continue to do that,” Joiner's attorney, Jay Granberry said. “There are a lot of people rooting for Brandon and I’m convinced he’s not going to let anyone down.”
Just this past season, receiver Jerome Simpson, who left as a free agent, entered a guilty plea on a federal drug charge. Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was allegedly involved in a bar incident, and Cincinnati also employs the NFL's poster child for bad behavior, Pacman Jones.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com