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Former Georgia Player Arrested in Kentucky

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RICHMOND, KY. (AP) - Police in central Kentucky have charged Cincinnati Bengals fullback Orson Charles with wanton endangerment.
    
Charles was arrested late Monday in Madison County, KY., and booked into the jail. He was not listed among the jail's inmates Tuesday morning.
    
Investigators have not released any details about what led to the arrest.   

ESPN.com is reporting:

Charles' arrest was the result of what police believe was a road rage incident involving a handgun. The incident report didn't indicate if any shots were fired.

According to a copy of the incident report obtained Tuesday morning by ESPN.com, Charles was stopped by Richmond police on Interstate 75 after a complaint was called in by another driver. The other driver indicated to police that Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m. Monday night. At some point, Charles allegedly cut off the other driver. When police arrived and did a search of Charles' car, a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun was found in a purse.

In Kentucky, first degree wanton endangerment is defined as wantonly engaging in conduct that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another. The conduct must also take place under circumstances that display extreme indifference to the value of human life.
    
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan declined comment, saying: "It's not appropriate for us to comment on legal matters that are not resolved."
    
Charlesis a third-year pro from University of Georgia, and a native of Tampa, Fla.  The 23-year-old has played in the Bengals backfield, catching one pass for 8 yards last season, but was mainly used on special teams. He appeared in 13 games last season and 16 in his first.

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