View Full Version : Bengals owner defends team's picks

07-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Bengals owner Mike Brown (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/5068) defended the team's decision to take another player with a troubled background in the NFL's supplemental draft, a move that has raised questions about the team's standards.

The Bengals chose linebacker Ahmad Brooks (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/6274) in the supplemental draft on Thursday. Brooks played at Virginia for three seasons, but was later kicked off the team. The university did not give specifics about the decision.

Second-year receiver Chris Henry (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/7259) and 2006 draft picks Frostee Rucker and A.J. Nicholson have been charged with criminal offenses in recent months. When they drafted them, the Bengals were aware that all three got into trouble during their college careers.

In an unusual move, Brown issued a statement Friday reassuring fans that the team has standards for its players.

"We want our fans to know that we share their concerns regarding the recent off-field conduct of several Bengals players," Brown said. "We expect our players to be good citizens, as most are, and we hold them accountable for their conduct under team and league rules."


07-15-2006, 08:57 PM
Hopefully people will quit talking about Saban taking chances on players now. Marvin Lewis has his hands full but if he can control these guys the Bengals are bound to win a superbowl. If Henry can stay out of trouble, imo he will prove to be the best wr taken in last years draft.

07-15-2006, 09:11 PM
"Brown was seen later in a McDonalds parking lot selling crack cocaine and shooting dice with the local street gang. When approached, Brown flared a snarl with his platinum teeth grill and pulled an ak-47 from his pants, screaming obscenities from behind a wall of Bengals staff executives".

07-15-2006, 10:24 PM
he sure has alot of problems to defened this offseason

07-15-2006, 11:47 PM
but the thing is the risk they are taking on brooks will probably have a 90% chance of getting a reward for the risk

07-15-2006, 11:55 PM
He later said: ''Saban started it!''

07-16-2006, 12:25 AM
but the thing is the risk they are taking on brooks will probably have a 90% chance of getting a reward for the risk

Yeah, if he can be good off the field