In case you don’t see the trend here, I feel the need to post every time the Bengals have a player with a legal infraction so they can be properly embarrassed. You try to take shortcuts in the draft selecting questionable dudes, it’s going to come back to bite you. Hopefully this will deter other teams from making the same mistake in the future (though talented bad boys will always have a home as long as Jerry Jones is around). So yeah, here’s a great one for you. The Bengals had a star LB developing in Odell Thurman whom they selected in the 2nd round a few years ago. Thurman had slipped because of his questionable character. He wound up suspended by the league, so the Bengals were hurting for an LB. What’d they do? They went out and took another questionable dude in the supplemental draft — Ahmad Brooks — who was kicked off his team at Virginia.
Well, didn’t take long for Brooks to get in some trouble. He’s being accused of hitting a woman who was trying to break up an altercation. Though many women are out for money grabs with professional athletes (Randy Moss had a case dropped recently), it’s just the fact that Brooks is involved in this situation that’s embarrassing. But when you’re the Bengals and you try to take shortcut after shortcut, drafting bad character players to REPLACE other bad character dudes, the story’s not going to end pretty. And unfortunately they haven’t learned their lesson.