HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Running back Quincy Wilson was charged
with disorderly conduct for failing to disperse after a weekend
wedding party, making him the 10th Cincinnati Bengals player
arrested in the past 14 months.
The former West Virginia star was with a wedding party
celebrating outside a downtown bar around 3 a.m. Sunday when he and
13 others refused a police request to leave, assistant prosecuting
attorney Lora Maynard said Monday.
Some were charged with disorderly conduct, others with
obstructing justice and underage drinking, police Lt. Hank Dial
The running back was booked at a jail and released Sunday
afternoon. He is scheduled to appear in Huntington Municipal Court
on July 19.
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said it was inappropriate for the
team to comment on Wilson's arrest because the matter is
Dial said police wanted to disperse the crowd because some shots
had been fired about 30 minutes earlier a block from the bar. None
of those arrested with Wilson were thought to be connected to the
shooting, Dial said.
Wilson is the 10th Bengals player arrested in the past 14
months, a streak of misconduct that drew the attention of NFL
commissioner Roger Goodell, resulted in three suspensions and made
Cincinnati an example of players gone bad.
Wilson is the third former West Virginia player in the NFL to
get into trouble in recent years. Wilson was the Mountaineers'
leading rusher his final season.
Atlanta drafted the running back in the seventh round in 2004.
The Bengals signed him off the Falcons' practice squad later that
year, and he spent the next year on Cincinnati's practice squad.
Wilson got into three games last season, carrying two times for
2 yards in an Oct. 1 loss to New England. He was waived on Oct. 19
and signed back onto the practice squad.
Wilson, who lives in Weirton, was a teammate of receiver Chris
Henry, a Bengals player who has been arrested four times. Goodell
suspended Henry for two games last season for misconduct, and has
suspended him for the first eight games of the 2007 season for his
most recent convictions.
Another former West Virginia player, Titans cornerback Pacman
Jones, has been suspended for the entire 2007 season. Jones was
being sought by police as a witness in a shooting early Monday
involving members of his entourage after a fight at an Atlanta
Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman was suspended last season for
violating the league's substance abuse policy. He has yet to be
Last month, linebacker A.J. Nicholson was arrested on a domestic
violence charge in northern Kentucky, across the Ohio River from
Cincinnati. The Bengals released him three days later.