Nicholson to face charges in Florida on Saturday

CINCINNATI -- Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson will travel
to Florida on Saturday to face charges of burglarizing the
apartment of a former Florida State teammate.

Nicholson, a fifth-round draft pick last April, has been
participating in offseason workouts at Paul Brown Stadium this
week. The club has declined to comment while the case is handled in

Nicholson and Fred Rouse, another former Florida State teammate,
have been charged with breaking into the apartment of Seminoles
running back Lorenzo Booker and stealing $1,700 worth of electronic
equipment the weekend of May 20-21.

Rouse was arrested in Tallahassee last Saturday. Nicholson was
in Cincinnati when charges were filed.

Nicholson and Rouse are charged with felony counts of burglary
and grand theft. Nicholson also is charged with a misdemeanor count
of criminal mischief for damage to the apartment.

The Bengals drafted Nicholson, 21, despite his history of
off-field problems at Florida State. The most recent came before
the Orange Bowl, when he was suspended for taking a woman to the
team hotel. The woman accused him of sexual assault, but Nicholson
has not been charged.