Terrell Owens has yet to find an NFL team willing to take on his baggage, but talks are beginning to heat up from a number of different cities. After spending last year in purgatory, errr, with the Buffalo Bills, Owens is seeking a contender while trying to add that final elusive piece to his Hall of Fame worthy resume; a Super Bowl ring. A wide variety of teams have been linked to Owens this offseason and it will be easier to simply breakdown each of them individually to determine which has a higher likelihood of coming to fruition. More »
When you can find a montage such as the one above regarding an NFL player, that really speaks for itself in most cases. Often times all you can do is shake your head at the silly mistakes made by professional athletes and Cedric Benson is certainly a prime example of just that. After reviving his career with the Cincinnati Bengals last season with a one-thousand yard season and a trip to the playoffs, it appeared Benson may have finally figured things out in the NFL. He was released from the Chicago Bears in 2008 following a DUI charge for operating his boat while under the influence. Always willing to take a chance on a player, Cincy stepped up to the plate and brought Benson into the fold. With a great year both on and off of the field in the books with the Bengals last year, many pegged Benson as one of the best turnaround stories in recent memory. More »
Man, Cedric Benson either can’t catch a break, or just doesn’t get it. After the fourth overall draft pick (in 2005) was kicked off the Chicago Bears for a few alcohol-related incidents and injury concerns (not to mention the fact that his teammates didn’t particularly like him). He gets a second chance in Cincinnati, where he flashed the potential that made him one of the best running backs to come out of the University of Texas. He set a few Bengals records after signing a 2 year, $7 million contract after the 2008 season. You’d think that he would understand that his leash is short and tenuous, but apparently he doesn’t.
He was arrested for punching a bartender in the face (assault) and posted bail. Now, will any punishment come from the NFL or the Bengals? Who knows, though Cincinnati doesn’t want to be without their star rusher since they have little to no depth behind him. The personal conduct policy should certainly come into play, though after Vince Young’s non-suspension, maybe Benson will get a pass too. He’s saying that the Austin, TX police obtained a warrant to arrest him without hearing his side of the story, so who knows, maybe this is all a misunderstanding. More likely, however, is that Cedric Benson is another NFL player who just doesn’t get it.
The ideas of serious brain trauma from playing the game of football that we all know and love has been discussed at length during this offseason by the NFL. The volume of those conversations is likely to increase a bit more with the evidence found in the autopsy of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry. After some microscopic tissue analysis of Henry’s brain, doctor have determined that prior to his death he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy This sort of condition is believed to be caused by repetitive blows to the head causing accumulations of tau proteins in the area of the brain responsible for controlling mood, emotions, and executive functioning. More »
Pacman’s back AGAIN and no, not the Atari dot-eating classic yellow character scurrying away from ghosts. Adam “Pacman” Jones has had a number of opportunities in the NFL and still managed to throw each and every one of them away with reckless behavior and a track record of criminal behavior. In a league where personal conduct policies now rule the domain and the Commissioner Roger Goodell rules with an iron fist, Jones has somehow warranted yet another look and this time with the Cincinnati Bengals who never shy away from a controversial acquisition. More »
VH1 strikes again and this time, it’s with the now infamous budding TV star Cincinnati Bengal receiver Chad Ochocinco. Yes fresh off the announcement of his stint on Dancing with the Stars, it has been revealed that the Ocho will be getting his own reality dating show on the popular network. “Ocho Cinco’s Tournament” is casting young ladies now for the upcoming dating series. More »
The clock is always ticking in the NFL running back market and unfortunately for two guys who were once among the league’s elite that clock struck midnight within the last 24 hours. On Monday, the San Diego Chargers said goodbye to their nine year starter LaDainian Tomlinson who had been plagued by nagging injuries and declining production over the past two seasons. On the opposite side of the coast on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles followed suit by severing ties with all-purpose back Brian Westbrook after eight years of service for the team. More »
According to a report in the Dayton Daily News, Boomer Esiason, a former quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, believes that Chad Ochocinco should be cut by the Bengals. Boomer, like many people, feels that Chad is too self-involved, and he takes away from the team’s overall chemistry. He also feels that Chad fuels his opposition to play better when he tries to trash talk, or send them a message prior to a game. More »
With the Wild Card round of the playoffs now in the books, more of April’s draft order has been solidified. This will be the first season that the NFL is utilizing the new format of awarding picks based on where teams exit the postseason rather than strictly on regular season records. It used to be that aside from the two Super Bowl participants, an 8-8 team could make a postseason run to the conference championship game and still pick in the mid-teens of that draft. The amended draft format ensures that teams already successful in postseason play don’t receive an extra upper hand from higher draft choices. More »
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