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01-02-2007, 09:33 PM

Glad to see them send a positive message to all the thugs on their team...

NFL's Bengals sign ex-Cyclone Berryman

Former Iowa State defensive end Jason Berryman has found a professional home with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Berryman, whose tenure in Ames was marred by several brushes with the law, was one of 10 players the team signed this afternoon to their off-season roster.

The Houston native, who had conducted a workout with the Bengals several months ago, agreed to a two-year contract.

Berryman last played for the Cyclones in 2005, when he was third on the team with 72 tackles. In his last college game, the 2005 Houston Bowl, he collected 12 tackles and five sacks.

As a freshman, he was named the Big 12's defensive newcomer of the year in 2003.

Berryman, however, drew almost as much attention to himself off the field.

He was kicked off the team last January shortly after being ticketed for being "on premises under age" at a dance club. He had spent 258 days in the Story County jail for punching an Iowa State student and robbing him of $4 and a cell phone from in August 2004. He was released from jail in April 2005 and was allowed to rejoin the Cyclones that August.

Berryman applied for the 2006 NFL supplemental draft last summer but was not selected.

The Bengals have had eight players arrested in the past year.

Chief Roundup
01-02-2007, 09:42 PM
And the home of the....thugs

01-02-2007, 09:44 PM
The dude went to jail for stealing 4 bucks and a cell phone. WTF, the dude just isn't right.

01-02-2007, 10:00 PM
The dude went to jail for stealing 4 bucks and a cell phone. WTF, the dude just isn't right.

He wanted to buy a drink and make a phone call... Whats not right?


Collinsworth said on INSIDE the NFL a few weeks ago that he was considering a occupation change to be a Probation Officer in Cinci so that he could keep track of the Bengals.