Bengals rookie Corey Tindal probably hoped to find another way to begin building name recognition this summer.
Instead of doing so by impressing on the practice field when training camp begins later this month, Tindal is the subject of national headlines today after he was allegedly the victim of an armed robbery in Huntington, W. Va.
Per the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Tindal, a former Marshall cornerback who signed with Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent, and another man told police they were robbed at gunpoint by two men with whom they had been playing cards.
The perpetrators got away with more than $4,000 worth of cash and cell phones.
The Cabell County (W. Va.) sheriff told the paper law enforcement officials are working on finding the alleged robbers, but Tindal apparently did not know their real names.
A 5-9, 187-pound defensive back, Tindal is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.