Late Friday afternoon, authorities in northern Kentucky responded to a 911 call made by a woman claiming to have been assaulted by Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson.
According to reports, the woman had sustained an injury to her face, around her eye. Not present at his residence at the time of response, Nicholson later reported to the local police station where he was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault.
It was last March that Nicholson pleaded no contest to burglary and grand theft charges stemming from an incident involving former teammates of his at Florida State University.
It remains to be seen what repercussions will be felt by both Nicholson, who has been on probation, and the Bengals franchise, which is now subject to punishment under Goodell's new conduct policy, instituted last month.