While the Bengals have been doing a yeoman's work this offseason by pretty much keeping all the players they needed to keep from last year (waiting on Bobbie still) and signing a promising replacement for Lavearegaoiewans Coles, the Steelers have been running totally amok.
But in a much different way.
Orson Swindle over at Everyday Should Be Saturday holds the annual Fulmer Cup, a dubious prize awarded to the college program with the most misadventures with the law (both the number and seriousness of infractions receive consideration). He even has a big board and everything. Oregon started with a huge run but ECU recently came on strong.
Perhaps we need to start one for the NFL (suggest names in the comments). If so, the usual front-running Bengals, home of innumerable wayward souls in need of redeeming, are getting flat out destroyed by the Steelers this year. Big Ben, of course, faces the most serious charges. But don't sleep on Santonio Holmes. Even though the criminal charges were dropped for chucking a glass at a woman who took his seat in a club, he followed that up by apparently telling someone to go kill themselves on his twitter account.
And did I mention at one point he allegedly changed his twitter name to Pussy Monsta?
Anyway, it's time for the Bengals to step up. A Pacman signing would probably do the trick. Or maybe the Ravens might make their own run. Historically, they have enjoyed a good stabbing-plus-cover-up as much as the next team.
And don't overlook the Colts, I mean, it turned out Marvin Harrison was basically a real life Marlo Stanfield. Remember, it's not just the number of infractions, it's the weight of the charges. And, you know, having a witness murdered I'd say beats a decade of DUIs hands down.
Regardless, it seems the AFC North dominates this shit.