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Ohio Steeler
06-07-2006, 11:41 AM
CINCINNATI--Frustrated by the recent arrests of linebacker AJ Nicholson and receiver Chris Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals have adopted a tough ?Six-Strikes-You?re-Out? rule to deal with players who get in trouble with the law. Henry has been arrested three times so far and is dangerously close to being the first casualty of the new rule. Nicholson, too, is just five arrests from a substantial fine.

?At some point you?ve got to put your foot down, you?ve got to take a stand,? said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. ?The players need to know that when they put that uniform on they are representing this organization and this city. That?s why we?ve decided, after a long and careful deliberation, to enact a ?Six-Strikes-You?re-Out? rule. Six offenses and you?re getting a fine, whether you?re the star quarterback or some rookie on the practice squad. It?s called ?tough love? people. Get used to it.?

Lewis, who came to the Bengals in 2003, has vowed to change the culture of the Bengals to remove the sense of entitlement that often goes along with being a professional football player. He compares the new rule to a ?zero tolerance policy? multiplied by six.

?This is similar to a zero tolerance policy except we do tolerate it up until the sixth time,? Lewis said. ?Once you get arrested for that sixth time, watch out. The hammer?s coming down, and it?s coming down on your head. I hope Chris is listening loud and clear to this warning. This is the last straw ? the third to last straw, actually. But you?re running out of them. You know what happens when you run out of straws? People go nuts. Just ask that Dunkin Donuts over on Beechmont Ave.?

Henry was charged with marijuana possession in December but avoided jail time by agreeing to enter a drug rehab program. In January he was arrested once again and charged with pulling a gun on a group of revelers. Early Sunday morning, he was pulled over by police and charged with speeding and driving under the influence.

Nicholson, on the other hand, had a troubled history coming out of college, but the Bengals took a chance on him when he swore he?d learned his lesson. He was arrested on Saturday and charged with burglarizing the home of a former Florida State teammate.

The Bengals feel that the bad behavior will reflect poorly on their organization and want to ?nip the problem in the bud.?

?We just want the players to know that we won?t tolerate this kind of behavior,? said Bengals owner Mike Brown. ?I think this sends a message to the team and to the rest of the league that the Cincinnati Bengals are a team of integrity. When you put on that Bengals uniform you have to carry yourselves in a professional, law-abiding manner ? especially if you?re some third string receiver or rookie linebacker. Players like that are not above the law.?

For the rest of the Bengals, the ?Six-Strikes-You?re-Out? rule could not have come any sooner. Many of them have grown tired of being associated with criminals and have been waiting for management to take some kind of stand.

?It?s about time,? said running back Rudi Johnson. ?It?s not really fair to the rest of us to have these guys getting into trouble and giving us a bad name. Still, I do wish they had a gone a bit further than six strikes. I mean it?s a start but that still leaves a lot of wiggle room for these guys. In my opinion if you break the law once you should be off the team. Zero tolerance. Not counting the time I got caught pissing in the bushes behind that strip club.?

Quarterback Carson Palmer, who has undergone grueling rehab in an attempt to come back from ankle surgery, resents his teammates for putting the organization in a bad light.

?I?m over here working my ass off to get back into shape and Chris Henry and some tool from Florida State are making us all look bad,? said Palmer. ?We?re supposed to be focused on winning the Super Bowl. Last year we had a bad break, but this year I am on a mission ? kind of like Peyton Manning was on a mission with the Colts last year. Okay, maybe not exactly like that.?

http://www.thebrushback.com/bengals_full.htm

Suitanim
06-07-2006, 12:38 PM
Zing!

Just posted this over at the Litter Box...

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2006, 12:59 PM
Yep Whinning Bitches can't keep decent players without them breaking the law 1st.

DIESELMAN
06-07-2006, 01:50 PM
6 Strikes? WOW thats putting their foot down. Give me a F'n break!!! Only one thing will show me that the Bengals are a team of integrity and that is to kick these *******s off the team and quit drafting ignorant wannabee bad asses....Show us what you are really made of Marvin!!!!!

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2006, 02:07 PM
6 Strikes? WOW thats putting their foot down. Give me a F'n break!!! Only one thing will show me that the Bengals are a team of integrity and that is to kick these *******s off the team and quit drafting ignorant wannabee bad asses....Show us what you are really made of Marvin!!!!!

he is made of cushions. really pointy but dull cushions.

Ohio Steeler
06-07-2006, 02:14 PM
he is made of cushions. really pointy but dull cushions.


:sofunny: I just love it

I guess you can say thank god we have the bungals or what else could we make so much fun of and get so much out of it...

83-Steelers-43
06-07-2006, 03:40 PM
With the thugs they produce, let's hope so. Six strikes? Ouch. Now that's strict. That thug punk Henry is halfway there....lol.

Ohio Steeler
06-07-2006, 03:59 PM
you know what I find funny is if this was real they would lose half there team by years end

Steel12
06-07-2006, 04:21 PM
obviously some of you are missing the sarcasm all through this article...

DIESELMAN
06-07-2006, 04:29 PM
obviously some of you are missing the sarcasm all through this article...
Yeah? So?

Ohio Steeler
06-07-2006, 04:31 PM
Yeah? So?


my thoughts also

Steel12
06-07-2006, 05:01 PM
Yeah? So?

my thoughts also

lol...I just thought the people who thought this was real would want to know it isnt. Yeah! So!

CantStop85
06-07-2006, 05:02 PM
6 Strikes? WOW thats putting their foot down. Give me a F'n break!!! Only one thing will show me that the Bengals are a team of integrity and that is to kick these *******s off the team and quit drafting ignorant wannabee bad asses....Show us what you are really made of Marvin!!!!!
When you're with a group of friends and one of them tells a joke, are you usually the last one to laugh? Just wondering.

83-Steelers-43
06-07-2006, 05:08 PM
my thoughts also

I'll be the third to agree.....lol.

DIESELMAN
06-07-2006, 05:19 PM
When you're with a group of friends and one of them tells a joke, are you usually the last one to laugh? Just wondering.
No I'm not but it damn sure sounded like something the Bengals would do. How long has this been going on with Henry in and out of trouble and now Nicholson who had a bad character rep before he got drafted. It doesn't matter if it was sarcasm or not the Bengals are a bunch of punks and you included as a fan of a no class organization who after FINALLY doing something after all these years of losing actually think they can ever be in the same class as the Steelers. So you know what Can'tStop85? **** OFF!!!!!

BB2W
06-07-2006, 05:32 PM
Check out this short article from my hometown newspaper the Dayton Daily News... I gotta give this guy props for bringing this up in a very "pro-Bengals" section of Ohio.


Bengals fans should focus on team character

By Bucky Albers
Staff Writer

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe professional athletes who continually ignore the laws of the land should forfeit their right to perform on the big stage.

Chris Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, is a talented player, but he has had enough brushes with the law to make it very clear that he has serious character issues.

It disturbs me when people with such a gift to play a game and earn an extraordinary living do not appreciate it enough to merely conduct themselves as good citizens. I don't know why we give good athletes special treatment from the time they are old enough to lead the Little League baseball team to victory, but we do.

Perhaps we are selfishly protecting the contributions they can make on behalf of our favorite team. The Cincinnati Bengals were not unaware of problems involving both Henry and rookie linebacker A.J. Nicholson when they drafted them.

Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis has rightfully been given a lot of credit for making the Bengals respectable, but his tolerance with these players is raising questions about his judgment.

Both players should be cast adrift.

Yes, someone ? perhaps even the hated Pittsburgh Steelers ? will pick them up, but wouldn't it be better to lose with a team of character than win with a team of derelicts?

Oh my! I can hear many of you shouting "No!"

Therein lies the problem.


link: http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/content/sports/bengals/daily/0606audible.html

CantStop85
06-07-2006, 06:02 PM
No I'm not but it damn sure sounded like something the Bengals would do. How long has this been going on with Henry in and out of trouble and now Nicholson who had a bad character rep before he got drafted. It doesn't matter if it was sarcasm or not the Bengals are a bunch of punks and you included as a fan of a no class organization who after FINALLY doing something after all these years of losing actually think they can ever be in the same class as the Steelers. So you know what Can'tStop85? **** OFF!!!!!
Tell me how you really feel, Diesel.

Ohio Steeler
06-08-2006, 04:40 PM
lol...I just thought the people who thought this was real would want to know it isnt. Yeah! So!


I do belive the Copyright 2006, The Brushback - Do not reprint without permission. This article is satire and is not intended as actual news. at the bottom of the page gave it away

CantStop85
06-08-2006, 04:49 PM
I do belive the at the bottom of the page gave it away
You'd be surprised.

DIESELMAN
06-08-2006, 06:21 PM
I do belive the at the bottom of the page gave it away
You had already printed the whole article on this thread why click on the link to read the same damn thing you posted here? But hey next time I will click on every link thats posted that way I can waste my time and read everything twice.

Steel12
06-08-2006, 08:41 PM
I'll be the third to agree.....lol.

My first stalker...yay..GTFOH

Steel12
06-08-2006, 08:44 PM
I do belive the at the bottom of the page gave it away

Obviously they didn't read the bottom...really, who reads the copyright anyway :smile:

Ohio Steeler
06-08-2006, 09:23 PM
Obviously they didn't read the bottom...really, who reads the copyright anyway :smile:


Bungals fan that who :sofunny:

83-Steelers-43
06-08-2006, 10:11 PM
My first stalker...yay..GTFOH

Hey you listen up buddy!! I know his cousin!!!

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-09-2006, 03:38 PM
CINCINNATI--Frustrated by the recent arrests of linebacker AJ Nicholson and receiver Chris Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals have adopted a tough ?Six-Strikes-You?re-Out? rule to deal with players who get in trouble with the law. Henry has been arrested three times so far and is dangerously close to being the first casualty of the new rule. Nicholson, too, is just five arrests from a substantial fine.

?At some point you?ve got to put your foot down, you?ve got to take a stand,? said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. ?The players need to know that when they put that uniform on they are representing this organization and this city. That?s why we?ve decided, after a long and careful deliberation, to enact a ?Six-Strikes-You?re-Out? rule. Six offenses and you?re getting a fine, whether you?re the star quarterback or some rookie on the practice squad. It?s called ?tough love? people. Get used to it.?

http://www.thebrushback.com/bengals_full.htm


In an obvious attempt to make his players more accountable, Lewis stood behind his two problem children and forced them to face the media.

"It aint my fault" said an obviously angry Chris Henry "I didnt buy drugs and I didnt sell drugs. A friend of mine gave me the money, I gave it to a dealer and the dealer gave me drugs. Not my drugs ..Not my money...I'm innocent...Let me spell it for you I..N..O..S..." With clenched jaw , Marvin Lewis could be seen leaning forward only to be interrupted by an equally emotional AJ Nicholson.

"I just wanted to be a Stealer...You know...If it means I have to steal things to be on a better team than dammit..I will!!" Marvin Lewis subsequently turned his back and ended the press conference in tears.

SteelerzGirl
06-10-2006, 08:56 AM
In an obvious attempt to make his players more accountable, Lewis stood behind his two problem children and forced them to face the media.

"It aint my fault" said an obviously angry Chris Henry "I didnt buy drugs and I didnt sell drugs. A friend of mine gave me the money, I gave it to a dealer and the dealer gave me drugs. Not my drugs ..Not my money...I'm innocent...Let me spell it for you I..N..O..S..." With clenched jaw , Marvin Lewis could be seen leaning forward only to be interrupted by an equally emotional AJ Nicholson.

"I just wanted to be a Stealer...You know...If it means I have to steal things to be on a better team than dammit..I will!!" Marvin Lewis subsequently turned his back and ended the press conference in tears.


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lamberts-lost-tooth
06-10-2006, 09:21 AM
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SteelerzGirl
06-10-2006, 09:23 AM
You got the best Smilies!!

Thanks, babe...(lol)! :wink: