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The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of... More »

'Impossible' Meltdown: Steelers Win a Crazy One

Bengals self-destruct in epic fashion

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver. The Cincinnati Bengals are heading to another long offseason after a meltdown as ugly and ill-timed as it was complete. Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as the Steelers somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in a AFC... More »

Bengals Help Player Afford Kid's Cancer Treatment

Team cuts Devon Still, re-signs him to practice squad

(Newser) - After missing training activities with the Cincinnati Bengals in the offseason, Devon Still says he understands the team's decision to cut him from the squad last week. But in what Fox Sports calls "arguably their greatest move of the season," the team has re-signed the defensive tackle... More »

Another NFL Cheerleader Suit: Bengals Pay Peanuts

Alexa Brenneman says she made $2.85 per hour during the 2013 season

(Newser) - Another cheerleader is suing an NFL franchise for paying her what amounts to peanuts. Alexa Brenneman of the Cincinnati Bengals' Ben-Gals squad says she earned just $2.85 an hour during the 2013 season, her first. Her suit, filed Tuesday, notes that's nowhere close to Ohio's $7.... More »

NFL Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty in Sex Case

Sarah Jones accused of sleeping with high school senior

(Newser) - The captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad and her mother both pleaded not guilty today to charges in a sex abuse case, the Kentucky Enquirer reports. Sarah Jones, 26, is accused of having an affair with a 16-year-old football player at a high school where she once taught—her... More »

California Pot Shipment Traced to NFL Players: Feds

House was set up as part of a 'distribution' network: investigator

(Newser) - A 2.5-pound shipment of high-grade pot was traced from Northern California to the Kentucky home of a Cincinnati Bengals football player, according to investigators. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson and teammate/offensive lineman Anthony Collins were both at Simpson's home during the special delivery, said federal narcotics agents, who allegedly... More »

Woman Sues Bengals After Drunk Fans Fall on Her

Says vendor should have stopped serving, pegs medical bills at $20K

(Newser) - A Cincinnati Bengals fan—though maybe not anymore—is suing the team and everyone else responsible for alcohol sales at Bengals games for injuries sustained when two drunk men fell on her, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Rebecca Dunn says the fans' tumble broke her nose and index finger, bruised her... More »

Typo on Ochocinco's Cereal Advertises Phone Sex

Instead of Feed the Children charity

(Newser) - Even Chad Ochocinco, whose very name is his own little joke, probably isn't laughing at this one: Boxes of the Bengals wide receiver's OchocincO's cereal feature a typo in a phone number meant to send callers to a charity called Feed the Children. Instead, FailureMag notes, a breathy young thing... More »

Ocho Cinco Slapped With $25K Tweet Fine

Player fined '2 Bugatti payments' for in-game tweets

(Newser) - Chad Ocho Cinco has been fined $25,000 for giving fans 140-character updates during preseason games last Friday. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver sent his 1.1 million Twitter followers two messages during his team's 22-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The league fined him for possession of an electronic... More »

Cowboys, Jets Advance

Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez make it look easy in wild-card games

(Newser) - Dallas won a laugher over Philadelphia, and the Jets took down Cincinnati on the road to advance in the playoffs. Tony Romo (2 TDs, 244 yards) and the Cowboys put up 27 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 34-14 win. Dallas Morning News coverage here . On the... More »

Fiancee: Chris Henry Jumped

Loleini Tonga says she couldn't stop truck, was driving slowly

(Newser) - Loleini Tonga spoke out for the first time since fiancé Chris Henry died Dec. 16, telling ESPN the Cincinnati Bengals’ player jumped out of the back of her pickup truck. “I wasn’t going fast. Maybe he was scared because he saw someone calling the police,” Tonga says,... More »

Chris Henry's Fiancée: He Changed My Life

Family, teammates remember him at funeral

(Newser) - Chris Henry's friends and family bid him farewell today, less than a week after the 26-year-old NFL player died after falling out of a pickup truck. "People say I helped change his life," said his fiancée, Loleini Tonga. "No. He changed mine." Mourners clapped briefly... More »

Chris Henry 'Aggravated' Before Accident

Player 'bickered' with Loleini Tonga; seen beating on truck window

(Newser) - Chris Henry was “annoyed” and “aggravated” the night before his accident, as he planned and paid for his upcoming wedding to Loleini Tonga. A North Carolina wedding planning rep tells TMZ that, as the two discussed photography packages, Henry “bickered” with Tonga, asking her, “How much... More »

SI Website Ad on Chris Henry Story Goes Too Far

Image of cracked windshield superimposed over truck accident victim

(Newser) - An unfortunate juxtaposition has the sports blogosphere abuzz: As Sports Illustrated was reporting the death of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry this morning, the website's advertising apparatus was employing a special effect on behalf of Liberty Mutual's car insurance offerings. The effect? A shattered windshield. "The cracked windshield... More »

Chris Henry Made the Most of Second Chances

After years of ups and downs—mostly downs—Henry was on track

(Newser) - After years of drug- and alcohol-related incidents, five arrests, and multiple suspensions from football, Chris Henry’s life ended just when those troubles finally seemed to be over. Fianceé Loleini Tonga was the reason behind much of Henry’s recent happiness, Dashiell Bennett writes on Deadspin . Just hours before the... More »

Bengals' Chris Henry Dead

Injuries sustained in 'domestic dispute' prove fatal

(Newser) - Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry died at 6:36am this morning from injuries he sustained falling off the back of a pickup truck in what police described as a “domestic dispute.” Officers found Henry lying in the street near Interstate 85 outside of Charlotte just before noon yesterday,... More »

Bengals WR Chris Henry on Life Support

Troubled player fell out of pickup truck during 'domestic situation'

(Newser) - Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals is on life support in a Charlotte, NC, hospital after suffering "life-threatening injuries" in a domestic dispute yesterday, Fox Sports reports. The 26-year-old wide receiver climbed into the back of a pickup truck being driven by his fiancée and, as "the... More »

Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14

Jets' defense stifles Patriots; Saints clobber Eagles

(Newser) - The Chicago Bears stunned the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers today with a last-minute, 44-yard field goal, the Chicago Tribune reports, and won 17-14. In other NFL action:
  • The New York Jets kept New England out of their end zone in a taut, 16-9 win over the Patriots, ESPN reports.
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Chad Ochocinco to Fly Twitter Fans to His Games

Bengal wide receiver, annoyed by ban, shows the love with tickets

(Newser) - Cincinnati Bengal Chad Ochocinco really likes Twitter, so he wasn't happy about the NFL's new policy banning tweets before, during, and after games. He tried to do an end run—vowing to use hand signals to pass messages to a tweeter in the stands, but the NFL banned having a... More »

Ocho Cinco: NFL Can't Stop Me Tweeting

(Newser) - A defiant Chad Ocho Cinco has vowed to do an end-run around NFL regulations and go ahead with plans to give fans in-game Twitter updates, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Damn NFL and these rules. I am going by my own set of rules," the Bengals receiver tweeted after... More »

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