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Bengals Rookie Gets 3 Years In Prison For College Crimes

Prison-bound: Brandon Joiner

Brandon Joiner, an undrafted rookie on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges stemming from a 2007 incident that occurred when he was playing at Texas A&M. according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Joiner, a linebacker, was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one charge of felony drug possession in January 2008, about a month after police said he and another former Texas A&M player broke into a College Station apartment and robbed a drug dealer at gunpoint.

According to court documents, Joiner and Yemi Babalola used duct tape to bind the man before taking off with wallets, keys, cellphones and marijuana, the police report stated.

A police search of Joiner’s home found marijuana, hydrocodone and Ecstacy, according to the report.

Joiner finished out his collegiate playing career at Arkansas State after being kicked off the Texas A&M team.

Jay Granberry, Joiner’s defense attorney, said he worked out a plea deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to graduate before going to jail. The lawyer indicated Joiner could be released on parole after six to nine months in prison.

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