Bengals sign troubled third-round pick Rucker

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati signed third-round pick Frostee Rucker, one of four Bengals arrested in the last two months, to a
four-year contract Sunday, bringing the last of their draft picks
into camp.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

The 6-foot-3, 263-pound defensive end had 6 sacks and an
interception last season at Southern California. He also had 14
tackles for losses.

Rucker was charged last month with two counts of spousal battery
and vandalism in Los Angeles. Prosecutors said Rucker's girlfriend
suffered minor injuries at a party he hosted last year.

Convictions on the misdemeanor charges could carry a sentence of
up to three years in jail. Rucker has denied the allegations.

Also Sunday, the Bengals waived rookie punter Danny Baugher of
Arizona, who signed as a college free agent in May.