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    IN THIS TIME of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the nineteen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;

    Introduction

    WE, the members of the Who Dey Revolution, in our fervent dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals and fanatical desire to transform our hometown team into perpetual Super Bowl contenders, call for a popular revolution of fans to demand comprehensive reform to the managerial decisions and approach of Cincinnati Bengals ownership, management, staff and players, and hereby call for the adoption of the following Who Dey Revolution Manifesto:

    Manifesto Demands

    THAT the Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, Marvin Lewis, along with every other member of the Bengals management, staff and personnel, state publicly to all Bengals fans, “I will do everything in my power to help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl;”

    THAT Mike Brown will hire a general manager, drastically expand the scouting department and relinquish all control of player personnel;

    THAT all training, rehabilitation and medical facilities are considered best-in-class compared to other NFL teams;

    THAT the management fill the team only with players who fit the system, both mentally and physically, and are not reluctant to makes changes to player personnel when needed, regardless of cost or loyalty concerns;

    THAT offensive and defensive line depth is considered the top priority for all player personnel decisions;

    THAT all decisions made by ownership, management, staff and players, both on and off the field, are judged only by this criterion: “Does this help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl?”

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'The Vu' is the only place to be traveling home from after 3 am in Clermont County. Hall's true colors may have been shown if he really did leave The Vu to go home to aid his pregnant wife who was going into labor, as Trooper Pabin wrote in his report. If that is the case and true, a big thanks to Trooper Pabin for not letting Hall turn 5 Mile Road into the back stretch of the Brickyard with his wife & child to be in his Mercedes, gunning for Mercy Anderson. Drunk, in The Vu, going home to get your pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver your kid....another class act in black & orange.

I got to agree with The Bengals on this and that never happens. He has been convicted of shit yet. The cops haven't proven shit yet. Lets just wait for this to unfold before we go casting judgement on Leon.

I agree with the point that Hall has not been convicted in a court of law....yet. Odds are he will plead guilty without a trial and be sentenced to some sort of supervised release and alcohol treatment (not that he really needs alcohol treatment but it's a great way for the legislature of Ohio to say "at least we're trying”). His BAC was .149 and having prosecuted DUIs in Chicago for over 3 years it's hard to beat the breathalyzer absent some improper procedure by the officer.

Although not convicted in a court of law, he's already been skewered in the Court of Public Opinion. I’m not saying athletes aren’t human and I’m not saying that people don’t make mistakes – athlete or not – but when the “mistakes” add up and you’re constantly in the public eye then you have to be ready for the repercussions… And certainly the Bengals franchise has to be ready for any repercussions as a result of their players. If anyone has ever played high school or college football you know that coaches DO NOT and SHOULD NOT stand for this type of behavior even if it is “off the field” - just as any corporation should not stand for a certain type of behavior outside of work. Hey you may be a banker, a sales rep, a plumber, a doctor, a cop, or any other number of professions by day, but you get caught with kiddy porn, hooking, a ki of yay, or pick up even a DUI by night your employer can terminate you because many employers value the integrity of the company… and that what it really boils down to here.

"I fully understand that everyone is innocent until proven guilty"

Well except for King Goodell's NFL. He doesn't care about the court process especially if a Bengal is involved.

I'm sorry, but Brennan's comment is ridiculous, and Jason showed what a more thoughtful and appropriate response would have been. Yes, "anybody can be charged with anything" in the most technical sense. Was anyone disputing that? No, but thanks for using straw-man arguments anyways, Captain Obvious. What's more concerning is the likelihood that someone is charged with something and the likelihood the person is guilty or innocent of the charge. Obviously, we should hold off on a final judgement until we know all the details, but so far things aren't looking good for Hall. If we later see evidence to suggest he's innocent, then great.

If a person starts drinking, *logic/reason* says that they plan on staying put for a while (depending on how much they've already drunk, or plan to drink)

Specifically, if she already being taken care of, I don't know if speeding, to be with your wife who has gone into labor, is a viable excuse for breaking the speed limit laws

(I'm not saying I wouldn't do it---what's a ticket compared to once-in-a-lifetime memories, i.e. if you don't get into, or cause an accident first---just considering how the law looks at it).

If it is confirmed that he was legally drunk, then I wonder, did he start drinking before or after he was aware of his wife going into labor?


Edit correction: the phrase

"Specifically, if she already being taken care of"

should read,

"Specifically, if *she's* already being taken care of",

or "Specifically, if *she is* already being taken care of"...

[ the asterisks are used for lack of other text-highlighting funtions, as I do not have a Typepad or TypeKey account ]


Because I appreciate good grammar at least as much as I appreciate athletic talent.


That is, not to mention poetic license (such as the use of prose), such as capitalizing the "b" in the word "because", in the above post (as opposed to "the post above", which would be grammatically incorrect, since a sentence should not be ended with a preposition, such as "above").

:)

Because the Steeler's statement acknowledges a responsibility to do something when the facts do come to light.
Something the Bengals would never do.

If Leon Hall plays well this season and gets some interceptions, all of you holier than thou's will have forgotten this by September.

The Bengals should draft Beanie Wells. He would make a great combo with Ced Benson and be a consistent producer for the next 5-7 years.

bengalassocal,

Not sure what you are supporting. Are you saying that it is OK to drive drunk because everybody else does it? Suppose good old drunk Leon runs a red light and you or your loved ones are killed. Is that OK? I've never driven drunk. I guess that qualifies me(makes me holier) to say that I won't forget this even if he does makes "some" interceptions. Also, any of you morons who think that the Bengals are right on this one because the cops haven't "proven shit" are pathetic. You would not be considered holier than thou.

LOL! you Bungal fans are funny!


Go back to your "nation"

Whats funnier? Bengals fans talking about a bengal player in a bengals forum

OR

An idiot inbred steeler fan at midnight on a friday night trolling the Bengals sites just to point out how big of an Ahole he and all of steeler "nation" can be?

Jason,

Do yourself a favor and stay away from the legal side of things.

Yes, you are being self righteous. You get to set the standard for Hall? Because of the position he's in and his team has been in shouldn't have any bearing on this sort of decision to drink and drive. You don't drink and drive, period.

Quit being sensitive to your readers and post your feelings. If you feel you might shun some readers because of your opinion I would urge you to start not caring and just continue to write. Stop trying to be the cool guy. It just comes off making you look like your trying too hard and are desperate to be something you're not.

I have heard from several sources that Nathan Pabin is a homosexual. I met him once at Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, he consumed 4 drinks and drove home immediately afterward, I remember feeling shocked especially since I knew his profession.

I remember that evening at the Mt. Adams Bar and Grill. The trooper was there. I recall asking him about Leon. He briefly stated that Leon was a good guy and that everyone makes mistakes. He then quickly changed the subject. Jennifer was there also. I remember "her" walking around with two young boys of apparent Thai descent. It was a fun evening until someone came up with the idea of playing strip poker. Seven hands later, we were all made aware of two disturbing truths : Jennifer Zappatelli was both a lousy poker player and a hermaphrodite. I don't believe that anyone had much alcohol, or food for that matter, left in their system when the night ended; most of it was vomited onto the floor of the Mt. Adams Grill and Bar

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