The Bengals have issued the following statement:
“We are aware of the incident involving Logan Woodside and are gathering more information.”
Bengals quarterback Logan Woodside was arrested and charged with DUI on June 9th in Newport, Kentucky, according to police records. He was booked at 3:46 am ET by the Bellevue Police Department.
Officers initially spotted Woodside driving 10 mph over the speed limit before pulling him over. Police then determined Woodside was operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.
Woodside never had any reported arrests while playing collegiately at Toledo. He’s been a member of the Bengals for just over month after being a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He is hoping to earn a spot on the Bengals’ 53-man roster and compete for the backup spot behind Andy Dalton.
One of the best small-school quarterbacks in college football over the last two years, Woodside set multiple school records during his time with the Rockets. In 2016, he completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 4,129 yards with 45 TDs and only nine interceptions.
Woodside then finished his final season with 3,882 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 64.2 percent of his passes. It didn’t quite measure up to his junior season, but it was still enough to have him on NFL radars heading into the final day of the draft.
Before the arrest, Woodside was already facing long odds of making the final roster with Jeff Driskel and Matt Barkley already in the quarterback room. Depending on how Woodside does in the preseason, he may be someone the Bengals are able to sneak onto the practice squad for his rookie season.
Now, Woodside’s future in Cincinnati is murky at best.
We’ll update this story as more details become available.