Cincinnati DT Matthias Askew was tasered and arrested last night after ignoring orders to move an illegally parked car, then breaking free of officers trying to handcuff him.

Askew’s bust comes on the heels of a succession of embarrassing off-field incidents for the Bengals, including Chris Henry’s multitude of legal troubles, A.J. Nicholoson’s burglary arrest, and spousal battery charges against DE Frostee Rucker.

Much like the Portland Blazers of recent vintage, I would hope Marvin Lewis and the good people of Cincinnati would understand that their players are being unfairly targeted by law enforcement.

With news of Ricky Williams’ latest career setback making headlines across the continent, I’d like to be the twenty thousandth person to suggest something other than medical marijuana during the former Longhorn’s convalesence.