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Bengals' Lewis disputes allegation of former player's ex-wife

CINCINNATI -- Mercedes Sands, the former wife of former Bengals safety Robert Sands, alleged in a New York Times article published Tuesday that when marital troubles began to turn into domestic violence in his rookie season of 2011 that the Bengals were more concerned with avoiding a disruption to the team than having her go to the police for help. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Battered Wives Say They Felt Trapped in NFL Culture

Mercedes Sands, who was married to Robert Sands, a former safety for the Cincinnati Bengals, and Brandie Underwood, who was married to Brandon Underwood, a former Green Bay Packers player, in an interview with the New York Times described the abusive relationship they had with their husbands and how they felt trapped. “In part because of each team’s close-knit culture and a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Sunday 6/2

Bengals FS Robert Sands is questionable for the start of training camp. (Bengals.com) Bills RB C.J. Spiller expects more carries this season. (NFL.com) RE Mark Anderson still isn’t 100 percent healthy. (ESPN Boston) Broncos NT Terrance Knighton will compete for a starting spot on the defensive line. (Mile High Sports ) Browns QB Jason Campbell has been working primarily...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Team Needs: Cincinnati Bengals Edition

The Cincinnati Bengals made next to no moves to bolster their roster with new talent on the open market, but the club did a rock-solid job of retaining its own players over the last three and a half weeks in 2013 NFL Free Agency.  Let’s examine the Bengals’ updated team needs entering the 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order). Photo Credit: Bengals.com [RELATED: Cincinnati...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals safety arrested for assaulting wife

In years past, the Cincinnati Bengals were known as an organization that harbored troubled players. It appears that reputation still holds true. Local 12 Cincinnati reports Bengals safety Robert Sands was arrested Friday morning after allegedly assaulting his wife at their home. The 23-year-old was charged with assault and domestic violence, and his wife was sent to the hospital...
Via Helmet2Helmet
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

How Mike Zimmer is fixing the secondary

When your car breaks down you often just replace what is broken. In the case of NFL defenses, teams often decide to start fresh by bringing in new coaches, players, and philosophies to stop losing games on defense. Mike Zimmer has brought a top ten defense to town in his tenure, but he is not stopping there. Last year's second half was evidence the secondary needed to improve...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals starting Taylor Mays at safety in OTAs

Once viewed as an elite prospect, Taylor Mays fell to the 2nd round in 2010, where he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. Many felt the 49ers got a steal with him there, but he turned out to be the exact opposite of a steal for them. Mike Singletary, his biggest backer, was fired after Mays’ rookie year. Jim Harbaugh came in, decided he didn’t like Mays and shipped him to...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Free Agency: Titans May Have Interest In Reggie Nelson

The Bengals have a need at safety. That need could be growing if they cannot get a deal done with Reggie Nelson, who is amongst their top priorities to re-sign. According to Jim Wyatt, the Tennessee Titans beat writer for The Tennessean, The Titans may have interest in Nelson if they do not put the franchise tag on Michael Griffin. Wyatt includes in his tweet that Griffin and the...
Via 60 Max Power O
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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