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Orson Charles arrested Monday night for wanton endangerment

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According to USLegal.com, wanton endangerment is the "act or an instance of putting someone or something in danger or exposure to peril or harm."

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Cincinnati Bengals H-Back Orson Charles was arrested Monday night for first-degree "wanton endangerment", tweets Paul Dehner Jr. with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

What the heck is Wanton Endangerment?

According to USLegal.com, wanton endangerment is the "act or an instance of putting someone or something in danger or exposure to peril or harm." In the state of Kentucky, wanton endangerment is a Class A misdemeanor in Kentucky that carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.

Charles, who was booked at 9:56 p.m. on Monday evening, is "awaiting arraignment" in Richmond, Kentucky Tuesday morning.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft, Charles has played 29 games in two seasons, primarily as a blocking back and a special teamer. Charles, who the Bengals choose over fullback John Conner during final roster cuts last year, has nine career receptions for 109 yards receiving.