Cincinnati Bengals safety Marvin White was arrested for one count of simple assault and one count of disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language Thursday night by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office in Louisiana. He posted $1,250 bond and was released a few hours later. He was hosting a football camp for children in the area.
"Marvin White went to a local child care center to pay a bill for his child and he began to be verbally abusive to the management when the manager assumed he was the boyfriend of the child's mother," St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said. "They asked him to leave. He then made threats in front of the children and other adults there toward the management and made comments to his son's grandmother, who was there to pick up the child."
White, who played in three games with the Bengals in 2010 making one tackle, will be an unrestricted free agent once the lockout comes to an end. Because of his new legal issues, it may be unlikely that the Bengal re-sign him. That leaves them with just Chris Crocker, Reggie Nelson and rookie Robert Sands at the safety position, so the Bengals will need to address the position in free agency once the lockout comes to an end to add more depth.
White was to appear in court on Friday. We'll update you on the situation when we know more.