It is clear that the Bengals did alert the FAA to Bud's presence in Georgetown. The FAA investigation did find that Bud violated a minor regulation that he claims he has not followed in decades.
Bud is a 72 year old grandfather. Whether or not the Bengals encouraged the FAA to investigate Bud is up for discussion. But do you think the Bengals would have called the FAA if the banner said "We love the Bengals!"?
Doc's main argument is that the Bengals wouldn't have to worry about disgruntled fans (i.e. us) flying banners at their practice if they won games. Simple as that. Invest in a real GM who understands football, hire some scouts and the monetary rewards to the Brown family will be immense.
But instead, they focus on shutting down dissent.
The most effective way we as Bengals fans can fight back is to stop supporting the Bengals with our hard earned money. Continue your boycott. Force all home games into a blackout. Then, maybe, the dissent will grow so loud the team will have to change.