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    Bengals draft pick wanted for burglary!

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    Updated: June 1, 2:58 PM ET
    Bengals pick Nicholson, Rouse charged in alleged theft

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    By Joe Schad
    Special to ESPN.com

    Two former Florida State football players have been charged with stealing electronic equipment worth approximately $1,700 from the home of a current player, Tallahassee Police told ESPN on Wednesday.

    Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson and former wide receiver Fred Rouse, who was dismissed by coach Bobby Bowden at the end of last season for detrimental conduct, are charged with burglarizing the Tallahassee home of current Florida State running back Lorenzo Booker on May 20 or 21.

    Rouse confessed his involvement to authorities on May 28, according to police. Rouse was arrested and charged with three felonies: burglary of a dwelling, grand theft and unrelated possessions of a controlled substance without a prescription, which was ecstasy. Rouse has been released on bond.

    A warrant is out for the arrest of Nicholson, who faces felony charges of burglary of a dwelling and grand theft and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor.

    "Obviously, Lorenzo's not really happy that his former teammates, Rouse and Nicholson, did this," Tallahassee Police Public Information Officer John Newland said. "This incident occurred May 20 and A.J. was drafted in April. You knew you were leaving. Why would you put yourself through this? It's just really unfortunate."

    A police source said that among the items investigators found at Booker's home was a wide receivers glove with "1," Rouse's former jersey number, stitched into the inside of it. The glove had been left under a color television that had been thrown onto the floor.

    Entrance to the home, police said, was made by breaking a rear window. In gaining entry, the suspects appeared to cut themselves as they left blood there and on one of Bookers' roommate's sheets. Police later found drops of blood at the exterior of the home of Nicholson's girlfriend.

    In a sworn, taped interview on May 28, Rouse said Nicholson entered the home and carried out two portable stereos, a DVD player and a pair of headphones. Rouse also said Nicholson had sustained a substantial cut on a finger.

    Nicholson, who was accused of a sexual assault in Miami and sent home from the Orange Bowl, was selected by the Bengals in the fifth round. Nicholson, who has pleaded no contest to a DUI arrest and had another incident with Tallahassee police that led to dropped charges of resisting arrest, has not been charged in the sexual assault case.

    "A.J. was with the team yesterday and today, participating in off-season workouts," the Bengals said in a statement. "His attorneys have been in contact with law enforcement authorities in Florida. A.J. will travel to Florida on Saturday to meet with the authorities. They will then refer the case to the district attorney, who will determine whether or not to prosecute. Pending further developments, A.J. will continue to participate in all scheduled team activities."

    Rouse, one of the nation's top freshman prospects last season, and a native of Tallahassee, had only six catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. Rouse also returned 11 punts for 97 yards and six kickoffs for 107 yards.

    Joe Schad is ESPN's college football reporter.





    Couple of thugs! Nicholson was accused of sexual assault thrown off the team and then he robs his teammate, what a guy! Hope all the Bengal players have good locks for their locker's and home's!
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    Reminds me of half of the UCONN Huskies team....LOL


    He can always trade in his orange and black stripes for Black and White ones I guess.....


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    For all the talk about Marvin Lewis looking for disclipined players he sure has tanked. Drafted TWO players with bad backgrounds and one of them has showed his true colors already. And then not taking the bull by the horns when Chad Johnson hit a coach at halftime of their playoff game with Pittsburg and "protecting " him from the press makes me wonder what kind of a coach he's turning into.

    Now there's talk in league circles that the Cincinnati Bengals are considering the possibility of rescinding their rights to Nicholson, the team's fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft.

    Pro-Football talk says "that the smartest play for the Bengals, then, might be to keep Nicholson around until training camp and the preseason, regarding Nicholson as nothing more than a Rudy-type tackling dummy. Then, they can cut him under circumstances that appear to be indistinguishable from the mere act of trimming the roster.

    If they take this approach, however, they should insist on Nicholson signing only a deal with no signing bonus, and possibly with roster bonuses based on each week that he's on the active roster.

    Still, we think it's time for the Bengals to make a strong statement against anti-social behavior. There are far too many turds on the team, and cutting the cord on Nicholson would send the right kind of message to the rest of the roster that the franchise won't put up with certain types of behavior."
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    Re: Bengals draft pick wanted for burglary!

    already posted:

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    What a pick!

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    What kind of idiots are Rouse and Nicholson and I find it hilarious that Rouse left behind a glove with his #1 stiched inside of it. lmao

    That is why they are the Criminoles from FSU (Free Shoe U) back to the Vanover and company days.
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    More news on Nicholson


    THE NEWS
    Bengals rookie linebacker A.J. Nicholson will meet with law enforcement authorities in Florida to discuss the charges of burglary and grand theft against Cincy's fifth-round pick. "A.J. will travel to Florida on Saturday to meet with the authorities," a statement issued by the Bengals indicated. "Pending further developments, A.J. will continue to participate in all scheduled team activities."

    Our View
    The case against Nicholson appears strong, seeing as his alleged accomplice has already admitted to stealing $1,700 worth of electronics from another former Florida State teammate and implicated Nicholson as well. When the Bengals thought they were getting a steal in the fifth round of April's draft, little did they know…
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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