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Retired Cincinnati Bengals WR, Carl Pickens, Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Wife
January 7th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Retired Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Carl Pickens, who was twice named to the NFL Pro Bowl over his career, found himself behind bars this week after allegedly assaulting his wife at their Georgia home, TMZ Sports reports. Based on the report, the Gwinnett County Police Department says the incident took place...

Former Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson to Spend 30 Days in Jail
June 10th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals have long been known to employ players that have run-ins with the law. Former Bengals wideout Chad Johnson will spend 30 days in jail after violating probation. ***PHOTO1*** Formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, Johnson's plea for no jail time for violating probation in conjunction with a domestic dispute...

Cincinnati Bengals All-Decade Teams: the 1980s
June 3rd, 2012 at 6:40 PM
Ah, the 1980s. For those of us who came of age as Cincinnati Bengals' fans in that decade, it was indeed a "Golden Age." The Bengals posted an 81-71 record for the decade, won three AFC Central Division titles and appeared in two Super Bowls. It began with the birth...

Terrell Owens’ Continues Downward Spiral, Cut by Arena Football Team
May 30th, 2012 at 7:42 AM
Former Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver Terrell Owens was once considered a can't miss candidate for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was cut Tuesday by the Allen (TX)  Wranglers of the Indoor Football League for what the team termed "lack of effort both on and off the...

Cincinnati Bengals All Decade Teams: 1970s
May 19th, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Bengals 101 has pored over the numbers and put together our all decade teams for the Cincinnati Bengals. In many cases, the choices were obvious. In others it involved some difficult comparisons. Since the Bengals only had two seasons under their belt before the 1970s, we chose to start there...

Two Former Cincinnati Bengals Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
May 17th, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Two former members of the Cincinnati Bengals will be honored in July by being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN. Charles Alexander and Greg Myers will join 16 other players and coaches in being enshrined into college football history. Charles Alexander was the Bengals first...

Newly Signed Jacob Bell Abruptly Retires from NFL
May 9th, 2012 at 7:50 AM
***PHOTO1***Jacob Bell hadn't even had time to have his mail forwarded. The newly signed free agent guard only spent 32 days under contract with the Cincinnati Bengals before deciding to call it a career on Tuesday. Bell, a Miami University graduate, was signed during free agency after eight seasons as a...

Isaac Curtis to Announce Cincinnati Bengals Second Round Draft Pick
April 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 PM
The NFL will have retired legends announce their former team's second round draft picks. This year, the representative reading the Cincinnati Bengals' selection will be former wide receiver, Isaac Curtis. Last season, the honor went to the lone Bengals player in the Hall of Fame, Anthony Munoz.  Isaac Curtis played with the...

Top 10 Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Signings
March 21st, 2012 at 10:40 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have not historically been major players in NFL free agency. Since full free agency in the NFL began in 1992, the Bengals have been known more for their busts (Antonio Bryant, Antwan Odom, etc) than hitting the jackpot. That doesn't mean the Bengals haven't found some talent...

NFL Hall of Fame not Complete Without Ken Riley
February 4th, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Cincinnatians will argue with you all day long about the exclusion of native son Pete Rose not being in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Yet another Cincinnati athlete, one who also dominated his sport during the 1970s has also been excluded by his sport's Hall of Fame and without the off-field...

Thirty Years Later, the Super Bowl Losses Still Sting for Cris Collinsworth
February 2nd, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver Cris Collinsworth is preparing to perform under the biggest spotlight of his life as the lone analyst for NBC's coverage of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. Along with Al Michaels doing the play-by-play, Collinsworth's analysis will be heard by hundreds of millions of fans (and...

What Might Have Been: the Death of a Legend
January 30th, 2012 at 7:11 AM
  "For of all sad words of tongue or pen,   The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!" -John Greenleaf Whittier Tens of thousands Cincinnati Bengals fans braved sub-freezing temperatures and waited in line upwards of an hour to pay their final respects to the legendary Hall of Fame Bengals quarterback Greg Cook,...

The Original Cincinnati Bengals “Great,” Greg Cook Passes Away at 65
January 27th, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown called him "the single most talented player we've ever had with the Bengals." The late Bill Walsh once called him "the best quarterback I ever coached." Former Cincinnati Bengals and University of Cincinnati great Greg Cook passed away today at the age of 65. Cook was...

Jon Kitna to Enter High School Coaching Ranks
January 25th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Former Cincinnati Bengal quarterback Jon Kitna will become the latest former Bengal to take on the duties of being a head coach in high school football. Kitna, who retired following the end of the 2011 season, will be the new head coach at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA as...

Former Cincinnati Bengal Jon Kitna Decides to Retire
January 13th, 2012 at 3:12 PM
***PHOTO1***Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna announced yesterday that he is retiring from the NFL after 14 seasons. Kitna finished his career on the injured reserve this season with the Dallas Cowboys. Kitna was undrafted coming out of Central Washington. The Seattle Seahawks signed him as a free agent after he had...

Former Cincinnati Bengal Antwan Odom Arrested in Alabama
December 16th, 2011 at 11:21 AM
Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom was arrested on Thursday in Alabama for possession of marijuana. Mobile, Alabama news station WKRG reports that Baldwin County Sheriff's deputies pulled over Odom Thursday for a traffic stop. They found two blunts and a firearm in the car with Odom and reported...

Where are They Now: Pat McInally
November 26th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
A meeting between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns can't take place without the memory of the classic 1980 game in Cincinnati in which Browns' safety Thom Darden viciously knocked out Bengals wide receiver (and punter) Pat McInally, only to see McInally miraculously come back later and catch a touchdown pass. Pat...

Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers River Rivalry Still Strong After 41 Years
November 8th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
***PHOTO1***It didn't start until 1970 when the AFL's Cincinnati Bengals were placed in the newly former AFC Central Division along with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, but the rivalry that has ensued between the two river cities has been among the most intense in pro football. The Steelers with...

Reports: Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders Reach Agreement on Deal for Carson Palmer
October 18th, 2011 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1***Multiple sources are reporting this morning that the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement on a trade for erstwhile Bengals' quarterback Carson Palmer. ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting the deal involves the Raiders 2012 first round pick and a conditional 2013 draft pick that could become a...

Mike Brown’s Being Stubborn Again, but This Time He’s Right
October 13th, 2011 at 10:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the NFL trade deadline of October 18 quickly approaching, there's been much speculation about the situation of the Cincinnati Bengals' recently "retired" quarterback, Carson Palmer. Specifically, many have been wondering whether or not the Bengals would trade Palmer before next week's trade deadline. To be blunt, the answer is...