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Pacman to sign with the Bengals

2008145519.jpgA league source tells us that cornerback Pacman Jones will be signing with the Bengals.

The move comes a day after his second workout with the team since the end of the 2009 season.

Jones hasn’t played since 2008, and he missed several games that season after getting into a scuffle with his full-time bodyguard.

In March, Pacman’s camp was at one point putting out the word that he would be signing with the Lions.  The Lions, though interested, never made a serious play for him.  Possibly in part because Pacman’s camp put out the word prematurely that he’d be signing with the Lions.

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  1. irishgary says: May 4, 2010 3:32 PM

    Talk about an organization that just doesn’t get it. Maybe they are trying to compete with the Jets for the most thugs.

  2. JoaquinFenix says: May 4, 2010 3:33 PM

    Cowboys trash is the Bengals treasure.

  3. tacious says: May 4, 2010 3:33 PM

    Wow… the Bengals just don’t learn their lesson(s)!?

  4. RayDaMayor says: May 4, 2010 3:34 PM

    What wonderful news.
    Primidona Ocho Cinco
    Primidona Adam Jones
    2010 record = 9-7

  5. xanderslugger says: May 4, 2010 3:35 PM

    Pacman to sign with the Bengals…
    ” Bengals to be stupid “

  6. Spungy says: May 4, 2010 3:35 PM


  7. Double Nickel says: May 4, 2010 3:36 PM

    So when do the Bengals change their Tiger Stripes to Prison Stripes?

  8. dlmcc0909 says: May 4, 2010 3:36 PM

    This team never learns its lesson does it. They make the playoffs last year and then all of a sudden they forget how many years they spent underachieiving partly because they had a locker room of headcases

  9. Sporkdevil says: May 4, 2010 3:37 PM

    Is your league source Chad OchoCinco?

  10. ShootahCowboy says: May 4, 2010 3:38 PM

    The Bengals secondary must be bad….

  11. dklein82 says: May 4, 2010 3:38 PM

    jones is going to turn hines ward into mrs. pacman… then he’ll celebrate by buying drinks for underage women. do work, son.

  12. beer_beer_beer_beer says: May 4, 2010 3:39 PM

    let the jokes begin

  13. Belichick Is God says: May 4, 2010 3:39 PM

    team turd keeps pinchin’ loafs

  14. JDMVP says: May 4, 2010 3:40 PM

    another criminal, another Bengal, aint that a surprise

  15. Chad Toronto says: May 4, 2010 3:40 PM

    Oh, Cincy.

  16. BuckeyeBengal says: May 4, 2010 3:42 PM

    In an effort to have a substantive dialogue before all the trolls jump in on this, I’d have to say this move is kind of puzzling to me as a Bengals fan. We are very deep at CB. We may actually be one of the deepest in the league as far as quality goes after picking up Ghee in the 3rd round. I know Zimmer says you can never have too many good CB’s, but I don’t see where he would fit or why we really need more depth at this point. Has he ever or can he if necessary, play safety?

  17. Ee Oulo says: May 4, 2010 3:42 PM

    In my amateur opinion the Lions made a big mistake passing up on the rainmaker :/

  18. DoomsDayD75 says: May 4, 2010 3:42 PM

    I’m shocked. This seems so out of character for the Bengals.

  19. Shadenfreuder says: May 4, 2010 3:43 PM

    wocka wocka wocka wocka….dooooooooooosplat.

  20. cpalmer9 says: May 4, 2010 3:43 PM

    Well this sucks

  21. jd says: May 4, 2010 3:43 PM

    and THAT is why the Bengals wear stripes.

  22. slack37 says: May 4, 2010 3:44 PM

    Why do I root for this team? What do we get gain from this? I hate Mike Brown

  23. Igottz5onit says: May 4, 2010 3:44 PM

    The bengals are sure making it hard for the steelers to secure the “bad boy” title

  24. Whodey_Bengals says: May 4, 2010 3:45 PM

    ….i just threw up a little.

  25. Cincinnasty says: May 4, 2010 3:45 PM

    Good Depth Behind JJ and Leon… I don’t worry about character concerns unless it affects his play on the field and let’s face it.. Football is not a nice game so it’s not played by nice guys..

  26. TheBengal13 says: May 4, 2010 3:46 PM

    Gay. Terrible. Stupid. Choose your adjective.

  27. Kevin R says: May 4, 2010 3:47 PM

    As much as I’ve praised the Lions in the past two seasons with their separation from the Millen era, I’m very disappointed they didn’t pull the trigger on Jones.

  28. Kirmie says: May 4, 2010 3:47 PM

    Pacman will sign and Favre will tell us whether he is retiring or not.

  29. if yer not first... says: May 4, 2010 3:47 PM

    He is gonna hate it here – the closest (decent) strip clubs any direction from downtown are about 40 miles.

  30. WhoDey_Man says: May 4, 2010 3:47 PM

    cue haters.
    seriously hasn’t the “this is a team full of criminals” crap been irreverently smashed into the ground enough by now?

  31. BillUCF says: May 4, 2010 3:53 PM

    What is the over/under for Pacman’s next arrest?
    I say the night before the Bengal’s home opener is a push.

  32. SamWycheForPrez says: May 4, 2010 3:53 PM

    In a related story, Paul Brown Stadium was renamed today. The Bengals will play the 2010 season in the Mike Brown Detention and Rehabilitation Center.
    Is this why the Bengals didn’t draft a safety?

  33. jfd117 says: May 4, 2010 3:53 PM

    Marvin can’t be happy with this. I see him walking after this year.

  34. td85 says: May 4, 2010 3:56 PM

    He’s better then Rapistburger and can only improve the fourth best DEF. last year.

  35. jimmySee says: May 4, 2010 3:57 PM

    No doubt he wanted to sign with the Lions because those silver and blue uniforms reminded him of the Cowboys!
    But that’s about the only thing they have in common.

  36. this class sucks says: May 4, 2010 3:59 PM

    In a perfect world maybe, but do you expect people (especially Steelers fans) to leave this alone when Bengals fans flocked over the Ben issue, and Florio gleefully called the Steelers the new “bad boys” of the AFC north.
    Clearly the Steelers, who shipped ‘Tone out of town, are not the “bad boys” of the league, or the AFC North. The Bengals continue to go out and get people who have been arrested or convicted or charged with a crime.

  37. Ben, the rapist says: May 4, 2010 4:00 PM

    What a board filled with idiots. And, now i’m one of them for even responding…
    For the better part of 3 yrs or so, Cincy has stayed clean of “bad”, “criminal”, “thug” players. Look around the league now, plenty of players getting nabbed for stuff (dwi, domestic issues, etc). None of those players are on the cincy roster (ok, so Purify got busted the other day, but it was for breaking up a fight, not driving drunk, ect). Chris Henry, despite the tragic event, had turned a corner and was on the “up”. They ditched the bad ones (Odel, etc). Sure they signed Matt Jones, and now Pacman. But they have yet, key word – yet, to play a single down, much less even make the team. If Pacman gets out of line, u can be sure, he’ll be toast. They’re probably paying virtually nothing for him and will test the waters. And, what happens if he turns out to be a good player? None of you will have much to say and Cincy will have snapped up a good player for little cash.
    Further, what did Chad do last season to be a “diva”? he played ball, had a pretty good season, didnt disrupt the locker room, etc. And, he’s going into a contract year – how much of a distraction do u all think he’ll be this year? nuff’ said.
    Get your facts straight. This team is clean. And while it’s easy to point fingers and make assumptions on what FA players MAY be like in the future, it’s all just speculation. Until we actually see the goods in action, most of you are just looking to throw gas on an open fire.

  38. Airperuvian says: May 4, 2010 4:00 PM

    Good move in my opinion since we basically got him for nothing and if he comes out to show hes still worth the first round he was taken in then great if he doesnt then we simply cut him and lose nothing..its a win win scenario..Luckyly he hasnt been in any trouble for awhile as many of our players havent either so i cant see any comparison to the steelers who WERE regarded as a top class organization but have fallen pretty low on the totem poll..I kno id rather have a drunk on my team then chronic raper..This could possibly be the first year ben wont get saked for fear of getting touched in the pile

  39. GurpBadesha says: May 4, 2010 4:00 PM

    @ if yer not first…
    You read my mind

  40. Raven Adam says: May 4, 2010 4:01 PM

    The answer is NO.. it was starting to change then one of your WRs died because of a Domestic Disturbance. Which if he wouldn’t have died, he probably would have been suspended AGAIN. For a longer time.. Oh and lets not forget the bengles Rey-Rey..
    So with this going on in Cincy, and the crap happening in Pittsburgh and no one cares about the browns..
    Let’s Go Ravens!!!

  41. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 4, 2010 4:01 PM

    Hey, you guys need to lay off Pacman.
    Don’t people deserve a 43rd chance?

  42. BeaverThomas says: May 4, 2010 4:01 PM

    I HATE this signing!!
    The only thing I can think of is that Zimmer
    has put him against the wall and told him how it is going to be. Just read also where Maurice Purify got arrested for fighting at a bar in Newport, KY.
    Purify was a special teams beast, but could be the example that Pacman sees released as a warning to him. STILL the D will be very strong with or without him. They probably don’t have any risk at all with this signing, but again…I still hate it!

  43. TheBengal13 says: May 4, 2010 4:01 PM

    I just don’t see where he fits in…Shipley and/or Cosby will be returning punts and the Bengals have spent two picks in the last two drafts for their #3 and #4 CB’s in Ghee and Trent. Unless he’s here on a Matt Jones type of tryout basis, I just don’t understand why’d you make this move to get the negative publicity.
    Not a good day to be a Bengals fan: Purify gets arrested, sign Pacman, sign FA RB LaMarcus Coker (who failed four drug tests in College) and Ocho was on DWTS last night. Sweet Jesus.

  44. gm12086 says: May 4, 2010 4:02 PM

    4 jobs just opened up at the Bengals headquarters looking for 4 people to be round the clock caretakers of Pacman Jones………

  45. js136202 says: May 4, 2010 4:02 PM

    Mike Brown loves criminals. The people of Cincinnati hate black people, and the State Troopers hate Bengals. This will only end in misery.

  46. Bungles&Squeelers says: May 4, 2010 4:03 PM

    i dont understand why so many people care if these guys are criminals or not. Are they babysitting your children? Grow up, get over it, you’d all be a bit naive to believe you havent done some sin in your lifetime. They play football, who cares?

  47. odell says: May 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    Bengals 9-7
    Still wins the division

  48. Whodey_Bengals says: May 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    Teams with the most arrests since 2000.
    CINCY – 31, MINN – 30, KC – 25, JAX – 25, MIA – 24, DEN – 24, SD – 22, TN – 22
    Cincy’s #’s include 6 of Henry’s (RIP) arrests. Everyone always points to the Bengals and makes tired @ss jokes about our troubles. There will always be Bengal bashing as long as other teams suck. You look at our arrests and they are stupid, BS, unlucky charges. None of our guys killed anyone. Never ran over some one, or raped anyone. They are just unlucky.
    So keep your bias lame jokes and shove them up your arse!
    ….oh and i dont like the Pac Man pick up. if they do sign him.

  49. m2karateman says: May 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    Didn’t I remember hearing that Pacman was all but signed by the Lions about two weeks before the draft……on this very website? Now it’s the Bengals? Make up your mind already.

  50. Yash says: May 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    I like the signing. he obviously knows(or hopefully realizes) its his last chance at playing in the NFL, and the talent is clearly there. Its a minimal risk for the Bungles, with potential for a high reward. well done.

  51. packers4life says: May 4, 2010 4:05 PM

    What is so great about Pacman Jones? The man has been overrated his entire career. The only thing he was ever good at was punt returning.

  52. SamWycheForPrez says: May 4, 2010 4:05 PM

    Do not fear the hate, Bengals fans. It’s just a simple reality that our team cannot uphold the high moral standards that the Steelers, Ravens, and the rest of the NFL uphold without fail.
    ONLY the Bengals sign thugs. ONLY the Bengals sign trash. ONLY the Bengals sign divas. Mike Brown will redeem them all, leaving none for the rest of you.
    They wish their teams could be as thug as the Bengals, but they are all too squeaky clean. Mike Brown is the only one keepin’ it real.

  53. Maddog says: May 4, 2010 4:06 PM

    There’s no way Marvin Lewis wanted this guy signed. He’s dealt with too many pain in the ass players over the years. Mike Brown is a freaking idiot.

  54. DarienA says: May 4, 2010 4:09 PM

    Thanks to all these other teams my Ravens keep moving down the list of thug life teams…

  55. KILLER FIN says: May 4, 2010 4:10 PM

    They can have Wilson too!!!

  56. Hauschild says: May 4, 2010 4:11 PM

    Stupid is; stupid does.

  57. Realistic Jet Fan says: May 4, 2010 4:11 PM

    Whatever his deal is they should give him $1200 a week and the balance after the last snap of the season. If he doesnt make it that far or gets in trouble be forfeits all the money due to him.

  58. ArtModellsPimp says: May 4, 2010 4:15 PM

    Nice to see that the Shitbird fans are still yukkin’ it up over the Cincy and Pittsburgh criminal element…
    Check your own roster, lately??

  59. CurseofBoJackson says: May 4, 2010 4:16 PM

    WhoDeyMan, look at the posts on any given thread, do you honestly think most of these people understand the concept of beating a dead horse, or for that matter, what a word like Irreverently means? Lost cause, but I will inevitably ask the same question at some point too. SO, now our CB’s look like JJ, Hall, David Jones, Morgan Trent, Brandon Ghee, and Adam Jones, one of them will likely not make the roster and it could very well be the elder (albeit probably more immature) Jones, trent showed he can play the slot last year, and I liked David Jones the previous year, so it’s gonna be a WR like competition this August, I like it, good for them, plus I’m sure he’s getting minimum so just like Larry Johnson last year (same fools got their panties in a bunch then too remember?), it’s low risk high reward possibility, simple cost benefit analysis. Love the comment about no close strip clubs, but it’s inaccurate, oh, never mind, commenter qualified statement with (decent) that takes scuvington out of the picture.

  60. Fat_Old_Sun says: May 4, 2010 4:20 PM

    Lots of idiots here in this board.
    Purify barely suited up this past year let alone a Special Teams Beast.
    Henry wasnt going to get suspended again if he didnt die. RIP
    Ravens have one person on their team who spent time in prison for killing a man. Another barely skated on a murder rap. And they had a player do hard time for making a cocaine transaction on his cell phone.
    I dont know about this signing – Maybe they want to groom Ghee into a safety. pac Man is too small for safety.
    Probably doesnt make the team like Matt Jones probably wont make the team. Both will have to shine or BYE BYE.
    Who Dey

  61. Spungy says: May 4, 2010 4:20 PM

    “Thanks to all these other teams my Ravens keep moving down the list of thug life teams… ”
    You get 10 points for a kill though. Puts you over the top.

  62. Ben, the rapist says: May 4, 2010 4:22 PM

    Ben = rape (twice) – not arrested, but damn close and we all pretty much know the story…
    Ray Lewis = barely beat a murder rap
    Stallworth = vehicular manslaughter
    Joey Porter = DUI
    Merriman = Domestic battery
    Will Allen = DUI
    Ronnie Brown = DUI
    Jeff Reed (jeff reed! a kicker!) = Resisting arrest
    Shaun Rogers = loaded gun in an airport
    Lots of other NFL players making noise with local law enforcement. Many of which, do not play for cincy. Again, the story of “that team is all about thugs” or “criminals trading in their stripes for bengal stripes” is just meaningless. Look at the facts.

  63. 22-4life says: May 4, 2010 4:23 PM

    What are You guys talking about?? We GAVE up alot when we got Roy Williams from the lions…he was bust!! Then we drafted Dez .. Like he’s doesn’t have issues right??? I just hope that draft Pick doesn’t blow up in our faces!!!!!!

  64. Nuckinfutz says: May 4, 2010 4:27 PM

    Nothing like being a big turd in a small bowl.
    Cincy cops are taking target practice as we speak.

  65. BonnieD says: May 4, 2010 4:28 PM

    OK, cue the clueless post from people who know nothing about the Bengals. They have had much fewer arrests the last three years than most teams. They took care of their problem. A lot of their arrests were from Chris Henry, and he turned his life around before his early death, may he RIP. The Bengals have been doing pretty well, especially compared to the women hating Steelers. So do some research before you post.
    And until this is official, if it is even true, why say anything Florio?

  66. 1234 says: May 4, 2010 4:29 PM

    All you beotches worrying about rap sheets need to quit.
    I like the signing. If he’s still got something left (which he should), you’ve got a 26 year old first round draft pick as your #3 corner playing next to two other 1st round pick corners in Joseph and Hall. Low cost and low risk move by an organization that rarely makes good decisions.
    Well done.

  67. stevo#9#85 says: May 4, 2010 4:31 PM

    you guys call yourself bengal fans i hate that i cheer for the same team as you guys do. all of our so called trouble makers are now play makers so u can hate but the thn is what ever the benals do is for the betterment of he footbal team

  68. SCole025 says: May 4, 2010 4:34 PM

    People can joke the signing all they want to. If he helps us get past the first round of the playoffs, I’m all for it. Fans will sell their soul to the devil to win. That’s the reason why the Steelers never seriously consider trading Big Ben after the rape allegations. He’s a 2 time Super Bowl winning QB! You don’t get rid of a player like that! Now had he been the 3rd string OT or the 4th strong WR, they would have cut him in a heartbeat “to make a statement that they don’t condone that type of behavior”…
    If they sign him, cool.. Just make sure there is wording in his contract that explicitly states that that the Bengals have the right to void the contract at the first sign of trouble. I see it as a no-lose situation. If he plays well, the team plays well. If he continues to be a screw-up, you kick his ass to the curb before he has a chance to become a distraction. This Bengals team has too many vets to allow one bad egg to kill the morale of the team.

  69. Bengalsfannbaltimore says: May 4, 2010 4:43 PM

    Your kidding right? YOu currently have two MURDERERS on your team. Ray Lewis (mr. shotgun) and Donte (im run you over) Stallworth.
    We currently have these players that have been arrested on our team:
    Scott: all before college for minor offenses
    Pacman: Cant stay out of strip clubs (X5)
    Tank: possession of gun
    Jones: likes coke
    All minor charges lets look at other teams in the AFC North
    Rapelisburger: rape (x2)
    Harrison: whooped babys moms butt (real man)
    Reed: indecent exposure and desrtuction of property (both very funny)
    Lewis: MURDER
    Stallworth: MURDER
    Suggs: felony aggravated assault
    who cares.

  70. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: May 4, 2010 4:48 PM

    Phew!!! It’s about time the Bengals got back around to the business of … well, being the Bengals. It looked for the longest time like the Jets were going to out-Bengal them.

  71. jm91rs says: May 4, 2010 4:50 PM

    I don’t see any harm in signing a guy that has no leash. One strike and he’s out, as long as the team remembers he’s one strip club away from suspension then they won’t be upset when he messes up.
    The problem I have is that Pacman was no good in Dallas and no good at the end of his tenure in Tennessee. Unless that lack of production can be attributed to his attitude and work habits at the time, he really is no better than Morgan Trent or any other crappy CB they can run out there. This better be for next to nothing $$.
    To the guys that say the team is deep at CB, I’ll check back on how you feel if JJ is hurt and Morgan Trent or David Jones has to start. Maybe Pacman can play some safety though?

  72. Poo Flinging Monkey says: May 4, 2010 4:50 PM

    “# stevo#9#85 says: May 4, 2010 4:31 PM
    you guys call yourself bengal fans i hate that i cheer for the same team as you guys do. all of our so called trouble makers are now play makers so u can hate but the thn is what ever the benals do is for the betterment of he footbal team”
    You might want to go buy a new keyboard, as it appears you may have a few missing letters. Also, there’s this new thing called punctuation.
    I doubt the Bengals would want to claim you as one of their fans.
    Seriously, get a spell checker and go back to fifth grade.

  73. Who cares 22 says: May 4, 2010 4:56 PM

    Its football…Not the boyscouts…..
    If they were losing with choir boys you would say that they dont get it as well.
    Anyone who is “sin free” throw rocks all day but until then shut up.
    Half of you would be fired from your job if your boss knew everything you did in your lifetime.
    Get a life

  74. js136202 says: May 4, 2010 4:57 PM

    The bengals have too many vets? Yea, they have strong leadership from guys like Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson. Umm, errr, they have a bunch of guys that are older, I wouldn’t say they have a lot of vets. Unless they’re getting sage advice from Tank Johnson and Cedrick Benson, I’d say they’re a bit lacking in the veteran leadership department.

  75. The Nasti says: May 4, 2010 4:57 PM

    Bengals SWEPT the AFC North…and finished with the #4 Defense in the League…who knows if Pacman will even make the team…we got him on the cheap…enough said.

  76. CurseofBoJackson says: May 4, 2010 5:03 PM

    Mike Brown loves criminals. The people of Cincinnati hate black people, and the State Troopers hate Bengals. This will only end in misery.
    Pretty sure we elected a black guy as mayor and have several black council members, good try though. Actually, most of the racists appear to live well outside of the metro area in my experience, you know, white flight and all that? Also, I’m pretty sure that state troopers (at leats in Ohio) are paid to hate everybody they pull over, again, that’s been my experience. Least likeable law enforcement organization in the world.

  77. HamBurghlar says: May 4, 2010 5:08 PM

    @WhoDey_Man: “cue the haters”
    Pot/kettle situation, holmes.. You think the Steeler fans who are sick of the ragging on Ben are going to not say something about this? Just another thug to add to the thuggiest team in the history of the NFL. Once a criminal, always a Bungle..
    Shiatcinnasty had their 15 minutes of fame last year, but as usual, couldn’t capitalize.. Back to the basement with you felons!

  78. cincykev says: May 4, 2010 5:08 PM

    this seems to me like a low risk high reward situation. whats the worst that could happen? the bengals will sign him to probably a million for one year, if he does something stupid, cut his @ss! If he is productive then its a signing that no one else took a chance on and it paid off. either way. no big deal.

  79. prmpft says: May 4, 2010 5:10 PM

    “put all scrip club comments here” – good stuff…so ya think that maybe after this deal blows up as well – that dion sanders will finally be seen (by others) as an JACKASS as well??? -by the way “who cares” – nice glass half full comment…

  80. BillUCF says: May 4, 2010 5:18 PM

    BenTheRapist…listen up and learn
    1. Look at the Cincy history…it speaks for itself…it will always be a thug organization if the current owner and upper management keep control
    2. If the Bengals front office actually worked hard and scouted well, then they would be able to find a cornerback just as good as Pacman without all of the baggage and thuggery attached…he just can’t be that good anymore…that’s why Vick is now only a backup, he’s just not that good anymore.

  81. Novelist 56 says: May 4, 2010 5:19 PM

    Baltimore fans: Shut the Hell up.
    Ray Lewis is a murderer. Live with it. I don’t like the signing either but I wasn’t at this man tryout, was any of you? He might be Shizzit Jones. You don’t know. Do you really think Marvin Lewis would even talk to the guy if he didn’t have talent? Or are you saying that a team that didn’t have a TE all year, became 4th in defense and won the division beating the teams screaming here twice, that all of a sudden they have lost their way? Wait until the two new tight ends hits the field (Coffman and Gresham) and the Baltimores and Pittsburgh again get their arses whipped. They be hoping someone on the team gets arrested to stop the total defeat Cincy is going to put on their butts.

  82. drainthe;izard says: May 4, 2010 5:23 PM

    Is it true Dez Bryant’s mom is trying out for the Bengals cheerleading squad?

  83. foreverbunglesLOL says: May 4, 2010 5:25 PM

    haha, this is great, I can’t wait to see my fellow Bungle fans defend this move. Who cares about other teams players, THIS RIGHT HERE is why we have the reputation we have!
    Watch out nati scrip clubs here comes Pacman!

  84. CurseofBoJackson says: May 4, 2010 5:35 PM

    foereverbunglesLOL? That’s your name? Can you defend that? Before you do, I’d like to point out the obvious, it looks like a 14 yr old girl’s screen name for AOL in 1999.

  85. Bdrunk says: May 4, 2010 5:36 PM

    Cue the Bungle apologists! Stay classy!

  86. js136202 says: May 4, 2010 5:37 PM

    You’re a really not smart individual. If you think that Cincinnati electing a black mayor means that most people in Cincinnati aren’t insanely racist, you aren’t very aware of what goes on in the world around you. The few people who ACTUALLY live in what is defined as Cincinnati (meaning the city limits) are predominantly African American.
    Almost every major city in the United States has elected a black mayor. It’s 2010. Spend some time in Cincinnati and you’ll very quickly find how hated blacks are. My wife is from Cinci, and I never cringe more at use of the N-word than when I visit.

  87. CapsLockKey says: May 4, 2010 5:39 PM

    Cincinnati, OH
    This week’s 5-day Forecast – Isolated patches of rain centralized near metro area strip clubs.

  88. Bech72 says: May 4, 2010 5:42 PM

    Love how everyone says the Bengals don’t get it. I’m pretty sure they made the playoffs and ran through the AFC North last year largely thanks to giving guys a 2nd chance. Granted, Pacman has had multiple chances, but if anyone thinks they’re relying on him to come in and play a large role, then I would say that person is the one that doesn’t get it.

  89. BengalBillyBobBooty says: May 4, 2010 5:44 PM

    @Raven Adam
    Hey you Raven Jacka$$ Henry was not suspended, he was injured you stupid fool. He got hurt against you sorry crappy team.
    Sweep again this you Balti-beeotches. Flacco sucks he could not do s**t against the Bengals D last year and he ain’t this year.

  90. nfcbeast says: May 4, 2010 5:46 PM

    Well thats one more messed up / screw up / never shows up/ to become a Bengal…
    The Bengals got a decent team i just cant understand why they love players with issues,
    especially Pacman b/c at best he’s a 3rd or 4th string corner now.
    Help in the return game….? i dunno this just baffles

  91. TheOne says: May 4, 2010 6:03 PM

    I think Dallas should of kept him. Dallas should of make him relax and start out a full offseason and camp with the team, and then start the full season. Now by this time if he is still doing wrong, and not performing, then trade or cut him. This guy was baller and still has the speed, so he will excel at punt return, and even CB if he still has the coverage down. Everyone just wait and watch.

  92. CurseofBoJackson says: May 4, 2010 6:07 PM

    I live in Cincinnati, within the city limits, you visit, see the difference ignoramous? Further, you are WRONG! Sure there are racists here, they exist, on both color lines, but not as densely as they exist outside of the 275 loop. That was my point, and I’m pretty sure Westwood is fairly balanced racially, as is Colerain, Walnut HIlls, Hyde Park is ALL WHITE, Oakley is ALL WHITE, Downtown has brought back many whites in the past ten years, what else? Price hill, pretty balanced, Mt. Washington? Lots of white people there! Lastly, don’t call me stupid while leaving entire words out of your rebuttal. Way to rep though buddy. Please don’t visit too often or for too long, we have plenty of dolts to go along with the racists.

  93. kazkal says: May 4, 2010 6:14 PM

    Haters wanna hate but the dude is a low risk high reward type of deal? He plays like shet? hes gone he gets in trouble hes gone he acts like a douche hes gone? what do they get a chance at a very good dime cornerback :p.
    Trent was a great nickle CB for being a rookie last year now they have Ghee & Pacman “shrug” I dont care if the guy is a douche thats gonna be a superb dime package.

  94. litemater says: May 4, 2010 6:25 PM

    Didnt Florio say he was to sign with the lions weeeeeks ago? Great Source……….lol

  95. mwcarolina says: May 4, 2010 6:29 PM

    medium risk, high reward. Why medium, well, if Pacman screws up, that makes the Bengals look like they give any thug a chance. it may work (Benson did), but it may not.

  96. Rasta says: May 4, 2010 6:46 PM

    Pacman, you be de man. Please don’t rape any pitbulls in a one stall bathroom, don’t even try to feel them out it could be painful.

  97. this class sucks says: May 4, 2010 6:51 PM

    Ok for the moron that said the Bengals don’t have anyone on their roster that has done anything wrong, I am pretty sure Rey, Jones, and now Pac Man all have. Plus drafting Carlos Dunlap. Its not like the rest of the AFC North is perfect but its not like Bengals fans haven’t harped on the Ravens for the Stallworth signing or the Steelers for Ben not being charged with a crime. Don’t expect the Ravens and Steelers and the rest of league fans to not make fun of your team when you guys have consistently pursued players who have had off the field issues. The Ravens have only pursued one player who has a troubled past (Stallworth), Lewis was already on the team. The Steelers haven’t gone out and got anyone with a troubled past and have even cut ties with players that had troubled pasts in Pitt.

  98. SonsCompass says: May 4, 2010 6:57 PM

    Read between the lines. This and the drafting of Ghee= The Bengals aren’t planning on keeping Hall AND Joseph. One or BOTH will be gone after this year.

  99. Franchise says: May 4, 2010 6:59 PM

    All you guys look foolish. I can sum it up in 5 words:
    “Who cares! Its the Bengals!”
    5-9 playoff record in team history (1968). LAUGHABLE!
    Barely ever a bridesmaid, never a bride.
    They can thank Ben for giving the Steelers a slow start, and the Ravens will end up winning the division.
    9-7 WONT win the division, but Cincy better worry about finding a backup QB, because Palmer is due for another 8 game season.

  100. drainthe;izard says: May 4, 2010 7:04 PM

    # WhoDey_Man says: May 4, 2010 3:47 PM
    cue haters.
    seriously hasn’t the “this is a team full of criminals” crap been irreverently smashed into the ground enough by now?
    I say:

  101. Cowboys915 says: May 4, 2010 7:45 PM

    LMAO at the Bengals…….

  102. bengals4real says: May 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    The bengals MAY get pacman and add a criminal to their roster but the steelers already have their roster loaded with them.
    Its a push you toothless steeler fans.

  103. .RebaTe says: May 4, 2010 8:11 PM

    # bengals4real says: May 4, 2010 7:47 PM
    “The bengals MAY get pacman and add a criminal to their roster but the steelers already have their roster loaded with them.
    Its a push you toothless steeler fans.”
    Sorry skippy, but you clowns are in a three way heat with the Ratbirds and the Patsies for most thugs on the payroll… by a mile.

  104. 7370355q$ says: May 4, 2010 8:18 PM

    Ray Lewis was found not guilty of charges of murder he was an accomplice, and manslaughter is not murder, it is without malicious intent which would signify murder.

  105. stevelibrandi says: May 4, 2010 9:54 PM

    We’ll see. Since Odell, who was hopeless, Zimmer, the missing piece who is a harda$$, can control them. He’s pushing for this, I bet, not Mike. Adam’s calmed down. Strange how being broke does that. The two corners are one and two years away from walking. An extra first round pic. If Chris Henry had not been injured, and later died, the jets would have gotten their a$$es kicked. Watch morons.

  106. stevelibrandi says: May 4, 2010 9:55 PM

    He aint Ben thats for sure.

  107. VonClausewitz says: May 4, 2010 10:52 PM

    If Detroit passed on him you know that he either is still a headcase or his expectations are out of whack. Schwartz had prior experience with Pacman. There isn’t anyone more familiar with him. And on a team like the Lions that could use bargains? Come on.
    On the plus side, hopefully he realizes how thin his chances are and makes the most of it.

  108. bengalbadger says: May 5, 2010 12:10 AM

    Two reasons why this is bad;
    (1)There are reclamation projects, then there is the poster boy for bad behavior. We already had one player arrested today. Signing Pacman Jones in the same 24-hour period would send a horrible message.
    (2)We simply don’t need him. We’ve got two solid corners, drafted two backups last year and this. Plus, Bernard Scott is a solid kick returner, Quan Cosby a solid punt returner, and Jordan Shipley can do both.

  109. palewook says: May 5, 2010 7:14 AM

    worst signing in the history of the franchise if it happens.

  110. MikeT says: May 5, 2010 7:37 AM

    Any word on the terms or conditions of the contract? Whether it was the Lions or Bengals, I would have expected some pretty strong language in the contract regarding conduct…

  111. shaunypoo says: May 5, 2010 7:46 AM

    js136202 says:
    May 4, 2010 4:02 PM
    Mike Brown loves criminals. The people of Cincinnati hate black people, and the State Troopers hate Bengals. This will only end in misery.
    This is a patently offensive statement. I have lived in Cincinnati for 17 years, 6 of which was spent in Clifton while and after attending UC, and there was very little if any racism that I ever dealt with. I can remember being harassed once while walking through Over the Rhine, and that was from some white kid from Goshen. The cops aren’t the most tolerant, but they bust on everyone. Otherwise, I have had no problems going downtown, even in the evening.
    In my experience, usually the people who cry racism are the most racist.

  112. BENGALFL says: May 5, 2010 1:25 PM

    If this comes to fruition….I’m done with the Bengals! Mike Brown literally is scraping the bottom of the barrel for good deals. He thinks he can get quality players at reduced prices because of their criminal/troubled records! That’s not my idea of integrity!
    Next, we’ll see them win the waiting game and bring in Owens. Maybe even become the team that trades for Rothlesberger.
    I’ve been a fan of the Bengals since they took the field in ’76. Despite the possibilities of advancing deep in the playoffs this year, I just can’t justify following a bunch of criminal rehabs. I don’t want to see my team win because they got their players on the cheap from the prison farm!
    Mike Brown is lower than a snake’s belly! He’s cheap and will take just about any garbage if the price is right!

  113. Moozie says: May 6, 2010 11:21 PM

    At least he’s not a serial rapist. Cincy sucks.

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