Palmer On Fellow Player Arrests: "It Has To Stop"

The steadfast on-field leader of the Bengals who is known for supporting his teammates is now sounding off after the latest arrest of the ninth Bengals player in a year.

In an interview on the Cincinnati Bengals' website, quarterback Carson Palmer links the team's lack of playoff success to the string of arrests, the latest, cornerback Jonathon Joseph who was arrested on drug charges in Boone County.

"It has to stop," said Palmer in the article.  "If it doesn't stop, we're not going to have any fans left and I don't blame them."

Palmer continued, saying that the Bengals' raw talent alone will not get them to the playoffs, which they missed this year after losing the last three games, "Talent isn't everything, and we've got talent but we're sitting home for a reason and we have to do something about it."

Joseph was the ninth Bengals player arrested in a year that begun when wide receiver Chris Henry was arrested in Orlando, Florida on gun charges.

Joseph is scheduled to appear in a Boone County courtroom on February 5th.

Report: FOX19 News