August 28, 2013 |
Think playing in the NFL is a dream job? Check out this gut-wrenching story on former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Reggie Williams, who has undergone 24 surgeries on his butchered right knee. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer paints an amazing picture of how the brutality of pro football has left a former Ivy League standout and two-time Super Bowl starter battling to save his leg. Writes Daugherty: He was never meant to be ordinary. Not as a hearing-impaired youth growing tough in Flint, Mich., not as an African American Ivy Leaguer at pale-white Dartmouth, not as arguably the most proficient linebacker in the 45-year history of the local NFL franchise.
June 18, 2013 |
“Hard Knocks,” the HBO reality series, is returning to Cincinnati Bengals training camp in August and will take another look at the NFL franchise it chronicled in 2009. That might be a disappointment to fans who were hoping for a behind-the-scenes look at Tim Tebow with New England or Peyton Manning with Denver -- the Bengals were ranked 30th in popularity in a 2012 poll by ESPN -- but the show's supervising producer said popularity does not necessarily lead to good story lines.
June 18, 2013 |
The NFL's decision to allow troublemaker Adam "Pacman" Jones to speak at its upcoming annual Rookie Symposium isn't just comical, it's a "Saturday Night Live" skit. Does a league beset with off-field violence issues really want to make a role model out of a guy who is still beset with off-field violence issues? It would be one thing if Jones, a Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, had outgrown his troubled past, but he's still living it. Earlier this month, he was arrested and accused of hitting a 34-year-old woman at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub.
June 17, 2013 |
The Cincinnati Bengals are in for some more "Hard Knocks. " The pro football team is opening up for the second time in four seasons for an all-access look in "Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals. " It's the latest incarnation of HBO's sports-based reality series, which is kicking off its fifth season Aug. 6. Said HBO Sports President Ken Hershman, "We are delighted that 'Hard Knocks' will be returning this summer and excited for our return to the AFC North and the Cincinnati Bengals franchise.
June 10, 2013 |
Adam "Pacman" Jones' streak of steering clear of trouble with the law since signing with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2010 seems to have come to an end. He apparently reported the news of his own arrest Monday morning on Twitter: Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for .... - ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013 Mike Florio of NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Jones would be turning himself in to authorities later in the day after an alleged incident at a bar Thursday following a Cincinnati Reds game.
May 20, 2013 |
There is no hesitation from Carson Palmer, no hedging when asked to characterize his career as an NFL quarterback. "Unfulfilled," he said by phone from Arizona Cardinals mini-camp last week. "I've had a ton of experience. I've played in every type of situation. But to not have one run in the playoffs where you just make one of those magical runs? That's what I want. I just want a chance to make one of those runs and see what happens. " In their not-too-distant past the Cardinals had one of those, a quarterback in the twilight of his career carrying the team deep into the postseason.