I have to give a shout out to my wife on this....who informed me of this newest Cincy Bengal transgression when I came home from work earlier tonight.
NEWPORT, Ky. -- Bengals guard Eric Steinbach was arrested and charged with boating under the influence on the Ohio River, becoming the fifth Cincinnati player in three months accused of breaking the law.
A Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officer stopped Steinbach because he was violating an idle-only zone Saturday night, agency spokesman Mark Marraccini said.
Steinbach failed a series of field sobriety tests, Marraccini said.
The player was released from the Campbell County jail in Newport after posting bond and was to appear in court Tuesday, jail and court records show.
The Bengals had the day off Sunday, their first free time since they opened training camp in Georgetown, Ky. Steinbach practiced with the team Monday and declined comment about the case.
Steinbach was a first alternate for the Pro Bowl last season, when he started all 16 regular-season games and a playoff loss to Pittsburgh. He was part of a line that allowed only 21 sacks, a club record.
The Bengals generally do not comment on players' arrests.