Three-strikes linebacker Odell Thurman of the Cincinnati Bengals will sit out another year, perhaps in part because of what the Cincinnati Enquirer deems a “minor scrape” that never led to charges.
Two Monticello men filed a pre-warrant hearing application following an alleged altercation at a house party overnight June 2 and 3.
They alleged in the complaint that Thurman (above) had committed acts of criminal trespass, aggravated assault and pointing a gun in the early morning hours Sunday at a house party in Monticello.
But the two men who made the complaint against Thurman withdrew it late the day before a magistrate in Jasper County, Ga., was scheduled to hear it.
No criminal charges were ever filed, but the NFL’s security arm paid close attention to the incident.
League security officials called to acquire all documents on the case, said Angie Nelson, deputy clerk for Jasper County Magistrate Court.
As Marvin Lewis opens training camp in Georgetown, KY, may I suggest a new sign for the locker room? It should be readily available, with some modification:
THIS FOOTBALL TEAM HAS PRACTICED 40 DAYS WITH NO ARRESTS
THE BEST PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 120 DAYS.
DO YOUR PART, HELP MAKE A NEW RECORD
Also, I see the official camp web site warns fans not to carry firearms or alcoholic beverages. This reminds me of a line in the program from Marianne Faithfull‘s 1989 performance at St. Ann’s Cathedral:
There is no smoking at St. Ann’s, except for Ms. Faithfull.