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Orson Charles, top tight end NFL draft prospect, arrested for DUI

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Orson Charles, a Georgia tight end who is considered one of the top prospects at his position in the NFL draft, was arrested early this morning and charged with DUI.

Charles’s name is listed on the Athens-Clarke County Jail booking log, and the student newspaper at the University of Georgia confirms that the Orson Charles who was arrested is the same Orson Charles who was an All-SEC tight end at Georgia.

Charles left Georgia early to enter this year’s draft and is listed as the No. 1 tight end prospect by Mike Mayock.

For NFL teams, the question will now be this: If Charles can’t stay out of trouble during the couple of months before the draft, when he knows he’s being closely scrutinized by the NFL world, will he be able to stay out of trouble after he’s drafted?

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45 Responses to “Orson Charles, top tight end NFL draft prospect, arrested for DUI”
  1. FinFan68 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:40 AM

    Just plain stupid.

  2. peezwizz says: Mar 9, 2012 7:40 AM


  3. edmazeing1 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:40 AM

    Damn man, why couldt you have waited untill after the draft!!

  4. emmac13 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:41 AM

    Lucky he didnt have the same outcome as Donte Stallworth. Top TD prospect now also a TURD.

  5. lolb23 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:42 AM

    No worse than when Pettigrew beat up a cop and he turned out just fine.

  6. imasturbate says: Mar 9, 2012 7:43 AM

    That’s like losing a lottery ticket. What a dumb arse!

  7. getyourpopcorn says: Mar 9, 2012 7:44 AM

    Haaaaaa, he also has another charge of driving “Minimum Speed”. What an idiot.

  8. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 9, 2012 7:45 AM

    Son, you’re gonna have to do better than that.

  9. eaglesw00t says: Mar 9, 2012 7:46 AM

    I wonder what this will do to his stock. Will it drop him down to the #2 or 3 TE picked? Or will it drop him down to round 6-7.

    It amazes me that some of these kids cant keep clean for a few months, when the biggest job opportunity of your life is about to present itself.

    No common sense.

  10. sunlion333 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:46 AM

    Well, he can forget playing for the Giants, that is certain.

  11. getyourpopcorn says: Mar 9, 2012 7:47 AM

    Also, In that same exact jail, there is a Michael David Smith. Arrested for “LOITERING/PROWLING”. Coincidence? I think not…

  12. neko02011980 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:47 AM


  13. tallguyme says: Mar 9, 2012 7:47 AM


  14. noeffinway says: Mar 9, 2012 7:47 AM

    Wow! That’s all – just wow! smh

  15. dionoil says: Mar 9, 2012 7:47 AM

    “What do you want me to do? Take the bus? You take the bus”

  16. nardointhenati says: Mar 9, 2012 7:48 AM

    Welcome to Cincinnati Mr. Charles.

  17. ninefingers9 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:51 AM

    Athletes are so stupid! How much will this cost this dude?

  18. jasnite says: Mar 9, 2012 7:52 AM


  19. jimbo75025 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:53 AM

    Stupid, stupid, stupid!! Guy probably just cost himself a few million due to draft contract slotting. If there was ever a time to maintain a low profile for a potential draftee, it is between the combine and the draft.

  20. FurtherSeemsFasano says: Mar 9, 2012 7:54 AM


  21. canetic says: Mar 9, 2012 7:56 AM

    There’s always one, every year.

  22. imopen7 says: Mar 9, 2012 7:59 AM

    He’s gonna make a perfect NFL playa. These are the attributes and core values alot of teams look for that the combine and interviews just can’t show.

  23. mymanmccoy says: Mar 9, 2012 8:00 AM

    Clearly he can’t, but hey, there are always teams like the bengals where character doesn’t matter that much.

  24. breadslicer says: Mar 9, 2012 8:00 AM

    galaxy-class dumbass

  25. fulanekiffin says: Mar 9, 2012 8:02 AM


  26. jgava19 says: Mar 9, 2012 8:03 AM

    Nice work.

  27. nyninerfan says: Mar 9, 2012 8:03 AM

    Must feel like throwing away the winning lotto ticket. Dumb*ss.

  28. skins716 says: Mar 9, 2012 8:07 AM

    he just hurt his stock

  29. snaponrules says: Mar 9, 2012 8:08 AM

    Are the bengals looking for a tigh end?

  30. citiciti says: Mar 9, 2012 8:09 AM

    How dumb can you get?

  31. cronybomb says: Mar 9, 2012 8:09 AM

    This kid has 2 jobs: to stay in shape and to stay out of trouble. How hard is it to find a driver? Especially when your a month away from signing a multi million dollar contract? Idiot.

  32. joedirte says: Mar 9, 2012 8:11 AM

    Well it appears that this could drop Orson from a late 1st/2nd rounder to a 3rd – 4th rounder. I still do think the Falcons will take him in the 3rd.

  33. lostsok says: Mar 9, 2012 8:12 AM

    Wow. That’s a whole ‘nother level of stupid.

  34. alewatcher says: Mar 9, 2012 8:15 AM

    Face palm.

  35. theytukrjobs says: Mar 9, 2012 8:16 AM

    Looks like some team will get a steal on him now.

  36. h4wksf4n says: Mar 9, 2012 8:16 AM

    Sound you just heard is millions down the toilet.

  37. schmitty2 says: Mar 9, 2012 9:32 AM

    Maybe PFT can expand it’s “Turd watch” section to include incoming rookies

  38. dickroy says: Mar 9, 2012 9:40 AM

    Plain stupid! Are some of these kids really smart enough to get through college on their own, or is it because they are great on the field?

  39. sammythebull44 says: Mar 9, 2012 9:45 AM

    real shocker there, this kid has been in and out of prison his whole life

  40. rpiotr01 says: Mar 9, 2012 9:49 AM


  41. bigdaddybullwhip says: Mar 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    Can’t the guy wait. He’s not even a Bengal yet.

  42. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Mar 9, 2012 11:56 AM

    He’ll fit in nicely with Oakland.

  43. voyager6 says: Mar 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    Goodell has a history of suspending draft picks for their pre-draft behavior (Frostee Rucker for one). Wonder how many games he’ll get.

  44. gnutella0 says: Mar 9, 2012 6:46 PM

    What the hell is it with Georgia Bulldogs doing stupid things and getting in trouble with the law? I’m a Georgia fan, but I’m starting to get really annoyed with the lack of professionalism by many of the players.

  45. digdug1956 says: Mar 9, 2012 8:19 PM

    Doesn’t Cincinnati already have a TE?

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