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(CBS Local/CBS Boston)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season.

The quarterback spot is the most important position on the field, and not far off from the most important on your fantasy team. While running backs and receivers can put up more points, a consistent star quarterback, in a fantasy league where passing continues to dominate, is an integral part of any title team. With that in mind, let’s take a look at this year’s top projected quarterbacks based on CBS Sports.com’s projection system for standard scoring leagues.

1) Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Projected 2019 stats-4,956 yards 38 TD 12 INT 26.1 FPPG

Mahomes had a ridiculous season in 2018 as a first-year starter throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns on his way to winning the Associated Press‘s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Awards. The projection system expects a slight drop in production (4,956 yards 38 TD) but still ranks him nearly five points per game ahead of any other player at his position. If you’re going to get Mahomes, you’ll have to get him early as his ADP (average draft position) on CBS Sports is currently 20.26 pegging him at the eighth pick of the second round in a 12-team league.

Credit: Tim Warner/Getty Images

2) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Projected 2019 stats- 4,456 yards 32 TD 15 INT 21.6 FPPG

Luck returned from a full year away with a shoulder injury and got right back to his productive ways with 39 touchdowns and 4,593 yards, allowing him to rank fourth among QBs last season in fantasy points per game. This year, he’s projected to basically replicate that production minus a few touchdowns, and with the Colts continuing to add weapons around him, like second-round pick Parris Campbell, it makes sense. Currently, Luck is being taken a full 18 picks later than Mahomes on average at 38.79 ADP, meaning he’ll likely still be around in the end of the third or early fourth round.

Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

3) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,397 yards 27 TD 8 INT 21.3 FPPG

Rodgers had a down year in terms of touchdown production last season with just 25, despite throwing for over 4,400 yards. That was the lowest output of his career in any season in which he has played 16 games. That resulted in Rodgers finishing 11th among QBs in fantasy points per game last season. This year, the projection system expects a small uptick in touchdowns. With a new head coach in Matt LaFleur and a new system that is expected to see Rodgers return to form, it’s easy to see why he’s currently third in the projections. As of now, he’s actually fourth in ADP behind Deshaun Watson, coming off the board around the 45th pick.

Credit: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

4) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Projected 2019 stats- 4,675 yards 28 TD 10 INT 21.3 FPPG

Ryan’s 2018 season went a little under-the-radar for most fans, as the Falcons missed the playoffs, but fantasy owners were rewarded nicely, as he averaged the second-most points per game at the position last year (26.4) thanks to a 4,924-yard 35-touchdown output. This season, Ryan has a new coordinator in former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter. The projections expect a step back in touchdowns and yards, but still see him as one of the top five options at the position. Currently, he’s the fifth QB off the board with an ADP of 47.17.

5) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,935 yards 29 TD 19 INT 21.3 FPPG

Roethlisberger is a bit of a surprise here, as he lost arguably his biggest weapon this offseason in wide receiver Antonio Brown. Juju Smith-Schuster has proven more than capable, but now he steps into the top role with questions about who the number two and three guys will be. But Big Ben was third among QBs in fantasy points per game last season. The projections have him just shy of 5,000 yards and 30 TDs, and he is he’s currently the eighth QB coming off the board in CBSSports.com drafts with an ADP of 71.32.

Rest of The Pack

6) Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,826 yards 28 TD 20 INT 21.2 FPPG ADP: 81.65

7) Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Projected 2019 stats- 4,068 pass yards 25 TD 16 INT, 480 rush yards 5 TD, 21.2 FPPG ADP: 42.89

8) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Projected 2019 stats- 3,822 pass yards 25 TD 17 INT, 608 rush yards 4 TD, 21.0 FPPG ADP: 72.60

9) Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Projected 2019 stats-4559 yards 31 TD 15 INT 20.9 FPPG ADP: 50.83

10) Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Projected 2019 stats-4,402 yards 30 TD 12 INT 20.8 FPPG ADP: 69.67

11) Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Projected 2019 stats- 4,461 yards 30 TD 13 INT 20.7 FPPG ADP: 87.29

12) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Projected 2019 stats-4,148 yards 30 TD 10 INT 20.6 FPPG ADP: 79.63

13) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Projected 2019 stats-3,468 yards 31 TD 11 INT, 368 rush yards 1 TD, 20.4 FPPG ADP: 80.12

14) Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Projected 2019 stats- 4,336 yards 31 TD 15 INT 20.3 FPPG ADP: 77.73

15) Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,409 yards 30 TD 13 INT 20.1 FPPG ADP: 104.54

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(CBS Baltimore/CBS Local) — In a surprising move, Ring of Honor is upping the ante against its competitors by streaming their television tapings live to paid subscribers of its over-the-top digital service. The move removes the sometimes months-long delay between the date the show was taped and when it was actually broadcast to its vast roster of affiliates stations and then ultimately made available online.

The decision is the first of its kind among major wrestling promotions in the United States and is a welcome benefit for HonorClub subscribers. Currently, WWE streams archived episodes of RAW and SmackDown on their WWE Network, but cannot stream them live due to television rights agreements with broadcast partners. Despite the urging of many fans and declining viewership on traditional outlets, that is unlikely to change until streaming becomes a financially viable option for the wrestling giant which recently inked a pair of lucrative rights agreements for its programming that are worth well in excess of a billion dollars domestically.

>>READ: Latest from the world of Pro Wrestling

Photo Credit: Ring of Honor/Devin Chen

ROH has no such barrier, as the weekly show is broadcast on many of the nearly 200 local stations owned by its parent company, many of which are CBS affiliates.

The first test of the new plan will come Saturday night, when the promotion returns to the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where it will be taping a number of shows. At least six of matches will be streamed to HonorClub members beginning at 8 p.m. eastern. Four matches are being taped before the show goes live online and are being held back for a future television broadcast, including a title clash between Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein and Karissa Rivera.

Meanwhile, it’s unclear what streaming options will be made available for fans by well-funded upstart All-Elite Wrestling when it begins broadcasting live weekly shows in October on a national cable network. However, viewership of recent shows on the digital B/R Live platform has reportedly exceeded expectations.

For ROH, the loosening of streaming restrictions also has the potential to attract new audiences at a time when the 17-year-old promotion continues searching for a new identity. Top stars Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, along with the occasional appearance by Kenny Omega, helped shoot the company to one of the hottest wrestling properties on the planet and spurred a near instant sellout of a show at Madison Square Garden with New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this year. They have since departed to found AEW. Although the group didn’t appear on the show, they were still on the roster when it was announced and many fans purchased tickets with the expectation they would be on the card.

>>READ: Ring Of Honor Endures Big Roster Changes, But Not Rebuilding

The good news for ROH is that it has an uncanny track record of producing some of the most recognizable names in wrestling. For years it has been one of the final stepping stones for talents en route to super-stardom. Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Adam Cole and countless others have all cut their teeth in an ROH ring. Executives and even those in the locker room have long prided themselves on the “next man up” mentality. The question now is who the next wrestler to step into the bright spotlight will be.

Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented Robert Griffin III with a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room.

Follow him on Twitter @ChuckCarrollWLC.

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BRADENTON, Fla. (CBS Local) — A Florida man says he’s had enough of aggressive panhandlers and is fighting back after a homeless man refused a job he offered.

Ryan Bray said he saw a homeless man begging for money Sunday on the side of the road in Bradenton, about 46 miles south of Tampa. When the panhandler approached his car, Bray offered him $15 an hour to do yard work.

“I said ‘I got one better for you. I will take you to my house, which is down the road a piece, and give you $15 an hour to do yard work.'” Bray told WFTS. “‘Absolutely not.’ So I stated rolling up my window and he’s getting belligerent the whole time and then he kicks my tire.”

Fed up, Bray returned to the intersection later in the day with a sign that read: “I offered him $15 an hour to do yard work for me, and he refused. If we as a community stop paying them, they will leave our neighborhood!”

Man creates sign exposing panhandler who rejected job offer https://t.co/rcmJqlYMxu pic.twitter.com/nvM8OaXg3X

— CBS46 (@cbs46) July 18, 2019

Bray stood at the intersection for three hours and shadowed the panhandler. He said things escalated and the Bradenton Police responded.

“He said he’s going to rape my mother, kill my wife,” he said.

The homeless man, who identified himself as “Alabama,” denied Bray offered him anything.

“I never had no trouble until this dude shows up,” he said. “Just because he’s got money don’t mean as homeless people we don’t have rights.”

Bray said that he understands “the plight of homelessness,” but he wants the city to pass stricter ordinances against panhandling.

The Bradenton City Council is expected take up the issue during a meeting on July 24, WTVT reported.

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(CBS Local/CBS Boston)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season.

The quarterback spot is the most important position on the field, and not far off from the most important on your fantasy team. While running backs and receivers can put up more points, a consistent star quarterback, in a fantasy league where passing continues to dominate, is an integral part of any title team. With that in mind, let’s take a look at this year’s top projected quarterbacks based on CBS Sports.com’s projection system for standard scoring leagues.

1) Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Projected 2019 stats-4,956 yards 38 TD 12 INT 26.1 FPPG

Mahomes had a ridiculous season in 2018 as a first-year starter throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns on his way to winning the Associated Press‘s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Awards. The projection system expects a slight drop in production (4,956 yards 38 TD) but still ranks him nearly five points per game ahead of any other player at his position. If you’re going to get Mahomes, you’ll have to get him early as his ADP (average draft position) on CBS Sports is currently 20.26 pegging him at the eighth pick of the second round in a 12-team league.

Credit: Tim Warner/Getty Images

2) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Projected 2019 stats- 4,456 yards 32 TD 15 INT 21.6 FPPG

Luck returned from a full year away with a shoulder injury and got right back to his productive ways with 39 touchdowns and 4,593 yards, allowing him to rank fourth among QBs last season in fantasy points per game. This year, he’s projected to basically replicate that production minus a few touchdowns, and with the Colts continuing to add weapons around him, like second-round pick Parris Campbell, it makes sense. Currently, Luck is being taken a full 18 picks later than Mahomes on average at 38.79 ADP, meaning he’ll likely still be around in the end of the third or early fourth round.

Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

3) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,397 yards 27 TD 8 INT 21.3 FPPG

Rodgers had a down year in terms of touchdown production last season with just 25, despite throwing for over 4,400 yards. That was the lowest output of his career in any season in which he has played 16 games. That resulted in Rodgers finishing 11th among QBs in fantasy points per game last season. This year, the projection system expects a small uptick in touchdowns. With a new head coach in Matt LaFleur and a new system that is expected to see Rodgers return to form, it’s easy to see why he’s currently third in the projections. As of now, he’s actually fourth in ADP behind Deshaun Watson, coming off the board around the 45th pick.

Credit: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

4) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Projected 2019 stats- 4,675 yards 28 TD 10 INT 21.3 FPPG

Ryan’s 2018 season went a little under-the-radar for most fans, as the Falcons missed the playoffs, but fantasy owners were rewarded nicely, as he averaged the second-most points per game at the position last year (26.4) thanks to a 4,924-yard 35-touchdown output. This season, Ryan has a new coordinator in former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter. The projections expect a step back in touchdowns and yards, but still see him as one of the top five options at the position. Currently, he’s the fifth QB off the board with an ADP of 47.17.

5) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,935 yards 29 TD 19 INT 21.3 FPPG

Roethlisberger is a bit of a surprise here, as he lost arguably his biggest weapon this offseason in wide receiver Antonio Brown. Juju Smith-Schuster has proven more than capable, but now he steps into the top role with questions about who the number two and three guys will be. But Big Ben was third among QBs in fantasy points per game last season. The projections have him just shy of 5,000 yards and 30 TDs, and he is he’s currently the eighth QB coming off the board in CBSSports.com drafts with an ADP of 71.32.

Rest of The Pack

6) Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,826 yards 28 TD 20 INT 21.2 FPPG ADP: 81.65

7) Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Projected 2019 stats- 4,068 pass yards 25 TD 16 INT, 480 rush yards 5 TD, 21.2 FPPG ADP: 42.89

8) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Projected 2019 stats- 3,822 pass yards 25 TD 17 INT, 608 rush yards 4 TD, 21.0 FPPG ADP: 72.60

9) Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Projected 2019 stats-4559 yards 31 TD 15 INT 20.9 FPPG ADP: 50.83

10) Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Projected 2019 stats-4,402 yards 30 TD 12 INT 20.8 FPPG ADP: 69.67

11) Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Projected 2019 stats- 4,461 yards 30 TD 13 INT 20.7 FPPG ADP: 87.29

12) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Projected 2019 stats-4,148 yards 30 TD 10 INT 20.6 FPPG ADP: 79.63

13) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Projected 2019 stats-3,468 yards 31 TD 11 INT, 368 rush yards 1 TD, 20.4 FPPG ADP: 80.12

14) Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Projected 2019 stats- 4,336 yards 31 TD 15 INT 20.3 FPPG ADP: 77.73

15) Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Projected 2019 stats- 4,409 yards 30 TD 13 INT 20.1 FPPG ADP: 104.54

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(CBS Local) — As much of the country swelters in hot and humid temperatures this summer, firefighters are warning people to not leave plastic water bottles in cars during extreme heat.

First responders say leaving a plastic bottle of water in a hot car in direct sunlight can start a fire in just a couple of minutes.

In order for that to happen, firefighters say the bottle would have to be full. The water and plastic could then create a magnifying effect, which could essentially set catch upholstery or plastic inside of the vehicle on fire.

“The ignition temperatures of those items are about 400 degrees so it would take some time to achieve that and you need low humidity, dry heat, but it is possible that it would start a fire,” Jay Symonds, a firefighter in Manlius, New York, told WSTM.

The Midwest City Fire Department in Oklahoma conducted a test in August 2017 and shared the results on Facebook.

“Vinyl generally starts to burn at 455 degrees,” David Richardson of the Midwest City Fire Department told CBS News. “It wouldn’t take very long to start a fire if conditions were right — depends on how focused that beam of light is.”

Richardson burned a hole through a piece of paper using a small plastic bottle.

“The air temperature doesn’t matter,” Richardson explained. “It works just like a magnifying glass, like one that you would use to burn leaves as a kid. It’s the same principle.”

Experts suggest putting bottled water in the trunk instead if it has to be kept in the vehicle.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS Local) — A father who allegedly threw his 5-year-old son off a pier into the ocean to teach him how to swim was arrested, police said.

Witnesses said John Bloodsworth, 37, took his son to the Daytona Beach Pier in Florida and threw him into the Atlantic Ocean and walked off, leaving the struggling child behind.

The boy was crying as beach goers dried him off and called police, according to the arrest report.

The child, who didn’t show any signs of injuries, was released to his mother.

“The little kid was out here by himself. Completely by himself. There was nobody around him, no adults,” Mitch Brown, a former Georgia state trooper who was on vacation with his family, told WESH.

Police: Father threw 5-year-old son into Atlantic Ocean to teach him how to swim https://t.co/zVZtfBOxz1 pic.twitter.com/3dOtE5S20M

— KCCI News (@KCCINews) July 17, 2019

Bloodsworth was reportedly seen illegally jumping off the pier multiple times before forcing his son into the waves while yelling at him to learn to swim.

“It looked like he was intoxicated,” Nate Poole, a witness, told WOFL.

Bloodsworth told police “he was going to jail for being awesome. And would bring his daughter next time to jump,” according to the arrest report.

Bloodsworth was charged with public intoxication, jumping off the pier and aggravated child abuse.

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(CBS New York/CBS Local) — With the British Open returning Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, is it Rory McIlroy’s time again? The stars certainly seem to be aligned that way.

McIlroy is the favorite going into the season’s fourth major, to be held near his childhood home. He shot a course record 61 at Royal Portrush as a 16-year-old. He has played some of the best golf of anyone in the loaded field, both this season and in recent Open Championships. And he’s due for another major.

Rory McIlroy (Photo Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The closest he’s come lately is his T2 at Carnoustie last year. Though he has not won a major since the 2014 PGA Championship, McIlroy has enjoyed a top-10 finish in 11 of his 13 events this year. And for a couple stats that matter on a links-style course — driving distance and strokes gained: tee to green — he ranks second and first respectively on the 2019 PGA Tour. Can he deliver the performance he’s capable of in a setting fraught with possible distractions?

While McIlroy and his bid for a fifth major at home attract headlines, other storylines abound. Tiger Woods chasing his 16th major after a month-long break is among them. Woods has not competed since the U.S. Open in mid-June. A month-long break may be necessary to heal his aging body, but it makes staying sharp more difficult. The four weeks off after the Masters has been blamed for his MC at the PGA Championship. Will the long break have the same effect this week?

The younger Brooks Koepka keeps a more regular playing schedule. Though the type of event seems to determine which version of the player shows up. A major machine, he’s won three of the last seven majors and also turned in a T2 and a second-place finish. Those performances contrast with his 65th place at the 3M Open and T57 at the Travelers, both regular PGA Tour events against much weaker fields.

Expectations for Phil Mickelson have slipped from where they once were. A mainstay in the top 10 a decade ago, he’s currently ranked 28th. Lefty is still capable of reeling off a win, like he did at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am back in February. But the missed cuts come all too often these days; he hasn’t made the weekend in four of his six events since the Masters. Seeking a better result, Mickelson recently dropped 15 pounds in a six-day fast. Whether a leaner Phil can capture his sixth major remains to be seen.

Aside from these marquee names, the field for the 148th Open Championship includes, well, everyone. Each of the world’s top 30 players, from Koepka to Matthew Fitzpatrick, will tee it up Thursday, as will every 21st century champion, save for Ben Curtis (2003) and Todd Hamilton (2004).

The magical Royal Portrush will host the event for the first time in 68 years. The links-style Dunluce course — standard for the British Open — plays at a par-71, stretching to 7,344 yards. An extensive 18-month redesign added new seventh and eighth holes with land from a different course and removed the original 17th and 18th holes. Other changes include added distance, five reshaped greens and an assortment of new tees and bunkers.

The new holes blend in nicely with the classic course. The scenic seventh is a par-5 that extends to 592 yards, dropping down into a valley and sloping up to the green, along the seaside dunes. The dramatic eighth is a par-4 measuring 434 yards that plays over a chasm to reach the fairway. Both are welcome additions to Royal Portrush. But the 236-yard, par-3 16th hole, nicknamed “Calamity Corner,” remains the signature challenge.

The favorites for season’s fourth major include some familiar names

Rory McIlroy (8/1)

Royal Portrush is a different challenge from what McIlroy conquered as a teenager. But that performance remains a fond memory. McIlroy, ranked third in the world, is playing magnificent golf, with two wins this year among his many top 10s. Can his familiarity with the course counter the weight of expectations and deliver a fifth major?

Brooks Koepka (10/1)

It’s another major, so Koepka has to be considered a contender. The world’s top-ranked player has only one poor showing in a recent major — a T39 at Carnoustie last year. He also has a caddie from the area, who’s familiar with the course. Look for his name near the top of the leaderboard.

Dustin Johnson (10/1)

Johnson’s name seems to have been lost among the many storylines heading into the tournament. But he’s ranked second in the world for a reason, with two second-place finishes in his last three majors. His last two Open Championships, however, ended in a missed cut and a T54.

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (Local CBS) — A man who was found “wearing nothing but tennis shoes” in a Kentucky parking lot Tuesday morning claimed he had taken a “date rape drug” known as GHB, authorities said.

Deputies were dispatched to a business north of London, Kentucky, after a complaint about “a male subject in the parking lot naked,” according to a Facebook post by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found William J. Casey, 46, of Lewisville, North Carolina, who “appeared to be manifestly under the influence of drugs.” He told “deputies that he had taken GHB and that he did not know why he was standing outside his truck naked or how he had gotten there,” the sheriff’s office reported.

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, sometimes referred to as “liquid ecstasy,” is a depressant that is approved in the treatment of narcolepsy, but is sometimes misused as a “date rape drug,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Casey was charged with indecent Exposure, public Intoxication and disorderly conduct and was held in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (CBS Local) — A man who allegedly hit a store manager with pizza bagels and then slapped an employee at a nearby restaurant is facing multiple charges, authorities said.

Police were called to the scene Sunday afternoon in Springdale, Arkansas.

Officers say Rogers Bridendolph, 49, berated a cashier before stealing a box of Bagel Bites from a Dollar Tree store and pushing the manager out of his way to escape the store, CBS affiliate KFSM reported.

The manager said he followed Bridenolph out of the store, where he hit him in the head with the box, according to an arrest report.

Police: Springdale Man Assaults Employee With Box Of Stolen Bagel Bites https://t.co/MdipfR7In9 via @5news

— 5NEWS (@5NEWS) July 16, 2019

Bridenolph then went next door to a Wendy’s restaurant and allegedly slapped a woman inside the restaurant.

Police found Bridenolph a short time later at a nearby First National Bank. The arrest report said Bridendolph struggled with the officers and appeared to be intoxicated.

Bridendolph faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct, according to the Washington County website.

He’s being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $3,500 bond.

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (CBS Local) — A Kentucky man is recovering after finding a tick in an unusual place — his eyeball.

Chris Prater of Floyd County, who works for a local electric company, said he always sprays himself with repellent before he starts his day.

“Where ticks are so bad this year, we always try to spray down really good,” he told CBS affiliate WYMT.

But after leaving a job site where his crew cut a tree from some power lines in Johnson County, he noticed a pain in his eye.

“I really didn’t think anything of it,” he said. “I thought it was saw dust or something like that.”

GRAPHIC: One Floyd County man is recovering after finding a tick in his eyeball. https://t.co/Edk5WCmKB1

— WYMT (@WYMT) July 15, 2019

After multiple attempts to rinse his eye, Prater decided to see a optometrist.

“When the doctor finally came in, he was looking at it. He said, ‘I know what’s in your eye,'” Prater recalled. “He said, ‘It’s a tick.’ That’s when I got scared a little bit.”

That’s right, a tiny deer tick was on Prater’s eyeball.

“Once he grabbed a hold of it and pulled it off, the tick made a, like a little popping sound when it come off of my eye,” Prater said.

The optometrist sent him home with antibiotic and steroid drops. Prater said other than some irritation, his eye feels normal.

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