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Former Bengals LB J.K. Schaffer arrested for assault, breaking and entering, public indecency

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Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

J.K. Schaffer, a former linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Cincinnati, was arrested on Sunday and faces some troubling charges.

According to WKCR, an ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Schaffer is being charged with “assault, breaking and entering and public indecency.”

Schaffer spent two seasons with the Bengals. He was a practice-squad member in 2012 before making it onto the active roster for nine games in 2013 when he made his mark on special teams, tallying five tackles.

His NFL career was sadly cut short in 2014 before the season began because he suffered “multiple concussions,” per the Bengals website, the last coming in the team’s second preseason game.

Prior to that, he was a standout linebacker for the Bearcats, appearing in 38 games. He also played his high school ball at La Salle and is a Cincinnati native.

This troubling news comes on the heels of former Detroit Lions linebacker Stanley Wilson II being arrested for the third time in less than a year for similar reasons.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.