|06-01-2006, 05:39 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Bengals Rookie LB A.J. Nicholson Charged With Breaking And Entering
Why would this guy risk his career over $1,700 worth of radio equiptment when he was about to get atleast 150,000 dollars in bonus money for being a 5th round draft pick?
Nicholson charged with theft
Bengals rookie linebacker A.J. Nicholson has been charged with breaking into the home of a former teammate in Tallahassee, Fla., and, with another man, stealing about $1,700 worth of electronic equipment.
Tallahassee police issued three warrants charging Nicholson, a fifth-round draft pick, with grand theft and burglary, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
"Our investigators talked to him over the phone (Tuesday) night," Tallahassee police spokesman John Newland said Wednesday. "We tried to get him to come down here to turn himself in and he was reluctant to do that. So we ended up filing warrants for his arrest, which are now in the system."
Nicholson could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan said the team does not discuss a player's legal situation until it is resolved in the courts.
Tallahassee police said Nicholson, 22, and former FSU wide receiver Fred Rouse broke into current FSU running back Lorenzo Booker's home May 20 or May 21. Booker found his bedroom window broken after returning home May 21, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
Rouse confessed to police during a sworn, taped interview Sunday, the affidavit states.
"Rouse said he heard glass break and a short time later A.J. Nicholson returned carrying two portable stereos, a DVD player, and a pair of headphones," the affidavit states. "Rouse also saw that Nicholson had a substantial cut on his middle finger, possibly the right middle finger."
Booker told police that Nicholson had lived in the house at one time but was evicted several months ago for not paying rent.
Nicholson, who led the Seminoles in tackles and started 24 games the past two seasons, has been in trouble before.
According to published reports, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at the Hollywood, Fla., hotel where FSU stayed last December in preparation for the Orange Bowl. Nicholson was suspended from the team and did not play in the game. No charges have been filed.
That incident wasn't his only brush with the law last year. He received six months' probation in August after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge. A charge of resisting an officer without violence in June was dropped.
|06-01-2006, 05:43 PM||#2|
RIP Darrent Williams
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Glendale, AZ
Those kids from FL have different brains or something. They are just dumb
|06-01-2006, 05:56 PM||#3|
President of the Universe
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Highlands Ranch