You don't even have to play for the Bengals to run afoul of the law in Cincinnati these days:
A judge ordered Milwaukee Bucks forward Ruben Patterson to pay a $1,000 fine for failing to register as a convicted sex offender after he moved into a new neighborhood. Authorities sought the charge after a neighbor complained last month. Patterson moved into a $3.4 million home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill last November, according to county records.
If you're wondering why Mr. Patterson decided to take up residence in the shadow of the Queen City, he played his college ball for Bob Huggins. I'm as shocked as you that one of Coach Huggins' former players finds himself in a legal entanglement, he usually recruits such classy guys. Patterson's agent, former Cincinnati Bengal wide receiver Tim McGee, doesn't believe that this is a big deal. Indeed, it is difficult to tell whether this is a case of rich white folks tattling on their new neighbor (they have great race relations in Cincy) or if Patterson is a sinister fellow.
In 2001, when Patterson played for the Portland Trail Blazers, he entered a modified guilty plea in Washington state to third-degree attempted rape for allegedly forcing his children's nanny to perform a sex act on him.