Imagine... Someday in the future, Burfict and Joiner starting along side each other for the Bungs. LOL
From Pro Football Weekly:
Shortly after word came out about Joiner's sentence which stems from an incident that took place five years ago, when Joiner played at Texas A&M the Bengals sent PFT a statement backing Joiner.
"Brandon Joiner remains on the Bengals' offseason roster," the statement says. "Though it is unlikely he will have any chance to play this season, his contract extends beyond 2012, and the Club is choosing to retain his NFL rights at this time. Brandon must serve a sentence for a crime he was convicted of in 2007 -- when he was 18. But his positive actions during the past five years, including significant community service work, graduation from Arkansas State University and an unblemished subsequent behavior record, have generated a group of active supporters that includes Mike Beebe, the Governor of Arkansas, and Hugh Freeze, Brandon's head coach at Arkansas State and now head coach at Mississippi. In kind, the Bengals support Brandons future opportunity for a career in the NFL."
Amazing, a public relations move! But it hardly makes up for signing the guy in the first place. Let another team take a chance on him.