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Bengals' Hall Booked On DUI Charge

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has continued the AFC North team’s unwanted tradition of trouble.
According to WLWT-TV, Hall was arrested and charged Sunday with driving under the influence.
Per the report, Hall is due in court Friday.
Hall, 24, is a former first-round draft pick from Michigan who has registered 143 career tackles and eight interceptions.
According to NFL.com, Hall was credited with 75 tackles and three interceptions with one touchdown last season.

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51 Responses to “Bengals' Hall Booked On DUI Charge”
  1. bengal man says: Apr 8, 2009 6:25 PM

    Only the facts…
    Lets wait and see .

  2. BIGCHIP says: Apr 8, 2009 6:27 PM

    Maybe we should start including DUI’s and domestic violence as an official stat ? It might look something like this. According to NFL.com, Hall was credited with 75 tackles and three interceptions one touchdown and one DUI last season.

  3. jmclarkent says: Apr 8, 2009 6:28 PM

    All of the Bengals fan who (rightfully) defended their squads recent good behavior after the Tank Daniels signing must be letting out a collective “Damn…” right about now…

  4. shukey11 says: Apr 8, 2009 6:28 PM

    can you just give the bengals their own days without an arrest counter?

  5. stuNzeeD says: Apr 8, 2009 6:29 PM

    Cue all the people thinking the Bengals are still the criminals of the league..
    Even though thirty teams have had an arrest since a Bengal was last arrested.
    http://forum.go-bengals.com/index.php?showtopic=47796&st=0&#entry762272

  6. Outsyder says: Apr 8, 2009 6:30 PM

    Surprise, surprise.

  7. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Apr 8, 2009 6:31 PM

    first time in a while I can remember a former Wolverine getting pinched.
    David Terrell would be proud.

  8. phillyburdzfan says: Apr 8, 2009 6:33 PM

    So the whole Stallworth thing had zero effect on him?

  9. lionfan419 says: Apr 8, 2009 6:34 PM

    wow, at least they just signed someone to mentor him..Tank Johnson..haha

  10. Ralph GreNader says: Apr 8, 2009 6:37 PM

    They’re Baaaaaack!

  11. Mike Beckwith says: Apr 8, 2009 6:38 PM

    Well, I guess someone had to prepare the welcome wagon for Tank Johnson…

  12. Bill.Polian says: Apr 8, 2009 6:38 PM

    A Bengal in trouble…who could have ever imagined that…

  13. Ralph GreNader says: Apr 8, 2009 6:39 PM

    This is all Tank Johnson’s fault

  14. WorldChampionBears2008 says: Apr 8, 2009 6:39 PM

    You’re not a Bengal until you get arrested…
    Here that NFL Draft Prospects!!!!
    He’s another bust him and the other corner. I had high hopes for him too.

  15. kazkal says: Apr 8, 2009 6:40 PM

    Okay you can resume the bengal jokes now…
    \sigh can’t really say this is part of them ignoring character though because Leon Hall was considered a stand up guy with 0 character risk >-<

  16. dopenuts says: Apr 8, 2009 6:47 PM

    go bungles go!!!!

  17. ecsacker6306 says: Apr 8, 2009 6:47 PM

    …… you have got to be kidding me….. why? Why can’t they stop acting like dumb asses…… why??????

  18. Vox Veritas says: Apr 8, 2009 6:47 PM

    Same ol’ Bengals. LOL (laugh out loud)

  19. Vox Veritas says: Apr 8, 2009 6:49 PM

    “Even though thirty teams have had an arrest since a Bengal was last arrested.”
    You mean since like 72 hours ago?

  20. HoosierTransplantIsSirius says: Apr 8, 2009 6:49 PM

    Wow, just when we thought they were out of the proverbial woods as far as these kinds of problems………..
    There must be no cabs or chauffers in all of Cincy!
    again……..
    Wow

  21. mborz says: Apr 8, 2009 6:54 PM

    bengal man said: Only the facts…
    Lets wait and see .

    Did you read the article? He blew a .149!

  22. lionfan419 says: Apr 8, 2009 6:56 PM

    who is Tank Daniels? haha who is more dumb? Him or me for being a Lion fan for 20 yrs

  23. 1stngoal says: Apr 8, 2009 6:56 PM

    They need to clean the litter box in Cincinnati…..

  24. Pantherfan105 says: Apr 8, 2009 7:04 PM

    Werent the Bengals fans crying earlier about the Tank Johnson thing and saying “omg no bengals have been in trouble in a while”. Yup, now eat your words. Try having a team that can permenantly stay out of the news for the wrong reasons or cap police infractions at 1 player max every 1-2 years than you can talk.

  25. shaunypoo says: Apr 8, 2009 7:05 PM

    “jmclarkent says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    All of the Bengals fan who (rightfully) defended their squads recent good behavior after the Tank Daniels signing must be letting out a collective “Damn…” right about now… ”
    Yeah, forget everything I said about any of this in the tank johnson post, I give up. Time to start making jokes:
    I think he was on his way to the airport to pickup Tank Johnson.

  26. ar1888 says: Apr 8, 2009 7:10 PM

    Maybe Chris Henry or Tank Johnson can recommend a good lawyer for him.

  27. FumbleNuts says: Apr 8, 2009 7:13 PM

    I just listened to a song by Sammy Hagar called Cruisin’ And Boozin’. That song SHOULD be played at EVERY Bunghole home game when they run out on the field!!
    http://www.lyricstime.com/sammy-hagar-cruisin-and-boozin-lyrics.html

  28. junglegrowler says: Apr 8, 2009 7:15 PM

    Seriously, he’s what 24? And you say he got a DUI?
    Wow, it’s a good thing nobody at P.F.T. has ever gotten a D.U.I..
    If someone I knew ever had that happen to them I would never have anything to do with them again.
    Gim’me a break!

  29. pfitz says: Apr 8, 2009 7:24 PM

    Hahahaha just yesterday all the Bengal fans were saying its been such a long time since we had a player arrested….WRONG!!The Bengals will NEVER win until they get some discipline EVER..Lewis wont be fired because they wont pay 2 coaches so he is staying no matter what..THE Bengals the last stop before you exit the NFL..HAHA

  30. pfitz says: Apr 8, 2009 7:25 PM

    Someone had to do it.The Jags were one arrest away..

  31. Boberto says: Apr 8, 2009 7:41 PM

    WorldChampionBears2008
    Did you really just call Leon Hall and JJ busts?
    Now that’s funny.

  32. cunn9305 says: Apr 8, 2009 7:48 PM

    He was on his way back from an intervention for Chris Henry

  33. bondem777 says: Apr 8, 2009 8:01 PM

    It’s the first arrest since 2007. How many other teams can say the same?

  34. hitdog042 says: Apr 8, 2009 8:11 PM

    Big deal. I would imagine most people on here have a DUI or a Domestic Violence charge. I’m sure Florio has all the access. Heck, he’s probably already done so and laughs at you guys.

  35. racerspeed says: Apr 8, 2009 8:14 PM

    There has been 31 other teams with violationbefore this last incident with the Bengals It is league wide

  36. cincykid says: Apr 8, 2009 8:17 PM

    Typical….Character is overated anyway right Vox? LOL (Laugh out loud)

  37. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 8, 2009 8:57 PM

    “Same ol’ Bengals. LOL (laugh out loud)”
    Aren’t you a Cowboys fan? Seriously? Glass houses, man.
    Even the Bengals all-time all-turd team would have nothing on the early 90s Cowboys.

  38. slack37 says: Apr 8, 2009 9:26 PM

    Its really a shame. He seemed like he was one of the few that had his head on straight.
    Oh well, they are still my team, you gotta stick thru the good and the bad.

  39. mborz says: Apr 8, 2009 9:36 PM

    bondem777 said: It’s the first arrest since 2007. How many other teams can say the same?

    Wasn’t Chris Henry arrested and then released from the team in 2008?

  40. mborz says: Apr 8, 2009 9:48 PM

    hitdog042 said: Big deal. I would imagine most people on here have a DUI or a Domestic Violence charge.

    I hope you’re not being serious. DUI is a very big deal to anyone who’s had a family member killed or seriously injured by a drunk driver.

  41. image312 says: Apr 8, 2009 10:09 PM

    as a Bengals fan all I can say is “f me man….f me”

  42. atlasshruggs says: Apr 8, 2009 10:36 PM

    The bunggles wil not be denied their throne.

  43. tsharpe82 says: Apr 9, 2009 4:30 AM

    Pantherfan105 says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Werent the Bengals fans crying earlier about the Tank Johnson thing and saying “omg no bengals have been in trouble in a while”. Yup, now eat your words. Try having a team that can permenantly stay out of the news for the wrong reasons or cap police infractions at 1 player max every 1-2 years than you can talk.
    Yeah your team is great…I wish all of the troubled Bengals players would just model themselves after Steve Smith and just beat up each other…cuz that’s much, much better.

  44. jwill007 says: Apr 9, 2009 8:20 AM

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!! We cant go forever without an arrest its been 2 years fellas…..SHIT happens! LOL…..Hall was a surprise because this guy is truly a character guy who is in the community. Dont know if there are personal things going on but Im sure the guy will focus on getting whatever happened corrected….Call your wife (he is married) or a cab but it appears he may only get a fine do to his good character BEFORE this incident per Bengals.com……..stay tuned and oh yeah all you thinkin we gone be shit this year….Will be thoroughly surprised! Dont worry the opportunity to prove is coming…..enjoy the jail jokes…LOL

  45. Vox Veritas says: Apr 9, 2009 9:04 AM

    “Typical….Character is overated anyway right Vox?”
    It’s not overrated but I think people do tend to expect too much from football players. Hello, they’re football players that have likely skated through life because of their athletic ability. I mean what can you realistically expect? The truly good guys in the NFL are the exception, not the rule.

  46. bolo says: Apr 9, 2009 10:08 AM

    This is a problem within the entire NFL. These players are grown men. This is NOT single team’s problem. I think that is the only thing Bengal’s fans are trying to say. Yeah, we had not had any problems in a while and we were praying those days were behind us… Still, to single out the Bengals for bad behavior is laughable.

  47. mborz says: Apr 9, 2009 11:36 AM

    bolo said: Still, to single out the Bengals for bad behavior is laughable.

    You’ve got to be kidding.
    Here are two huge reasons why the Bengals get singled out.
    First Reason: The Bengals asked for this. They started playing with fire when they started drafting folks like Thurman and Henry. People with known character issues who, from a talent perspective would have been drafted much higher, but because of their character issues, they were still available. This raised a lot of eyebrows and got a lot of TV coverage the first evening of the draft, and rightfully so. I remember one analyst saying he could see possibly taking a chance with one of them, but never both, and all of the others at the table agreed. Later, Marvin Lewis himself indicated that this practice was a problem when he was lobbying for the Bengals to hire a GM.
    Second Reason: The Bengals have had more arrests in the past 7 years than any other NFL team. When you’re at the top of a list of 32, I honestly have no idea how you can expect not to be singled out. Now, I understand that up until this most recent arrest, they had been doing better. But expecting one year’s worth of doing better to erase the 6 previous years of problems is “laughable”.
    The thing that puzzles me most about all of this is the apparently high percentage of Bengals fans that passionately defend the Bengals when it comes to this topic. The Bengals are not my team, but if they were, you’d never, ever, see me lashing out at Florio or anyone else who points out these problems. My hatred would begin and end with one person: Mike Brown.

  48. shaunypoo says: Apr 9, 2009 2:46 PM

    First Reason: Every team has drafted people who have had character issues, ranging from pending litigation, to admitting they smoked pot alot and even sold it when they were younger.
    Second Reason: If you are going to limit it to the last 7 years, then yes, the Bengals have had more. They had a rash of arrests and it became the running joke. In the last 2 years, they have only had 6 arrests (including this one). You are picking a time frame to justify your reason that the Bengals are picked on. The Jaguars Have 2 less arrests than the Bengals in the last 7 years, but ALL of their 15 arrests have come in the last 2 years. Go pick on the jaguars for awhile.
    My distaste has with this topic has to do with the ignorance with which people continually, and hypocritically, point it out. When your team is squeeky clean, then feel free to point fingers at the Bengals as the root of all evil, until then, get another hobby.

  49. mborz says: Apr 9, 2009 3:50 PM

    @shaunypoo: First, nobody’s team is “squeaky clean”, they all have arrests. The attention the Bengals get is not because they’ve had arrests, it’s because they’ve had a lot of them. Do you remember a few years ago when Carson Palmer said this:
    “If it doesn’t stop, we’re not going to have any fans left and I don’t blame them. It’s ridiculous… We can’t get through a month without getting a guy arrested. It happens on another team and they’re shocked and surprised to hear about it. With us, you hear about it and it doesn’t surprise you and you just shake your head and say, ‘Another one.’ ”
    So do you agree with Carson? If it’s fair for Carson to say, why isn’t it fair for anyone else to?
    I do get your point that the Bengals have been better, especially over the past year. But I don’t think that’s long enough to shake a stigma that was built up over several years. The latest arrest doesn’t help.
    Let me ask you this: What was your feeling right after the Bengals 2005 draft? Were you worried about Thurman’s and Henry’s pasts, like others were, or were you excited about their talents and were willing to overlook the other issues that had caused many teams to remove them from their draft boards? Did you have any concerns at all that drafting two “troubled” players could backfire and cause a lot of grief for the team?

  50. bolo says: Apr 9, 2009 6:04 PM

    The Bengals have taken chances on players with character issues. Some proved to huge mistakes. I do know Frostee Rucker had some pending charges when he was drafted. He has turned out to be one of the most active players in our community. So, to answer your question, they do take too many chances on troubled players, and I wish they wouldn’t, but some have really turned their life around.
    BUT>>>Leon Hall was not a troubled player. He was everything we wanted in a first round pick. My point, the players for the Bengals and every other NFL are not trying out for the church choir. There is no way of knowing who is going to break the law in the future.

  51. mborz says: Apr 9, 2009 6:57 PM

    bolo said: The Bengals have taken chances on players with character issues. Some proved to huge mistakes. I do know Frostee Rucker had some pending charges when he was drafted. He has turned out to be one of the most active players in our community. So, to answer your question, they do take too many chances on troubled players, and I wish they wouldn’t, but some have really turned their life around.
    BUT>>>Leon Hall was not a troubled player. He was everything we wanted in a first round pick. My point, the players for the Bengals and every other NFL are not trying out for the church choir. There is no way of knowing who is going to break the law in the future.

    I will agree with all that you’re saying here. For some arrests (like Hall), there’s no signs of trouble and no way to see it coming. It’s hard to fault the team management in cases like that, because let’s face it – arrests are going to happen on every team.
    With folks like, say, Chris Henry, it’s different, because of the warning signs before he was drafted. Like you said, this is a case where Bengals management took a risk. Sometimes risks payoff and sometimes they bite you. I think what caught a lot of people’s eye, and the main reason the Bengals are singled out when it comes to arrests is the number of risks they took, and the fact that after taking those risks, their number of arrests did in fact go up to the point where it was a problem. Now, like it or not, it’s a reputation they’re going to have to live with for awhile. They may have, in fact, turned the corner, but it takes a while to shake this kind of thing.
    In my mind, Mike Brown is the source of this problem. I think he took risks he didn’t need to take, and I think the Bengals team chemistry has suffered as a result. After years and years of struggling to find a good QB to replace Boomer, they finally get one in Carson Palmer, and then they go and mess around with these risky picks and pickups. I would like to see them dump all of the issues and drama (even if they lose talent in the process) and get a cohesive group of players together and see where they can go with it.

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