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Bengals sign Victor Hampton

Steve Spurrier, Victor Hampton AP

For most players hoping to enter the NFL this season, a trip to New York in the spring meant they were invited to the draft as a projected high selection.

For former South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton, though, a trip to New York may have contributed to going undrafted over the seven-round event. Police in New York City wanted to speak to Hampton and fellow former Gamecock Kelcy Quarles after an April altercation in a nightclub. That wasn’t Hampton’s only run-in with the law as he was also reportedly arrested in Columbia, South Carolina earlier that month following an incident with his sister.

Hampton was seen as a possible mid-round pick, but no one took the bait until Tuesday. Hampton’s agent announced that his client has signed with the Bengals. The Giants, who signed Quarles, also showed some interest in Hampton before he opted to cast his lot with the Bengals.

It’s not a bad landing spot given the chances that the Bengals extended to Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones in recent years. Still, at 5-9, Hampton will likely have to show he can handle special teams and slot duties in order to stick with Cincinnati out of camp.

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15 Responses to “Bengals sign Victor Hampton”
  1. floratiotime says: Jun 10, 2014 5:45 PM

    Superbowl !!!

  2. gregski79 says: Jun 10, 2014 5:45 PM

    Cue all the haters saying this is a typical Bengals move taking flier on someone with questionable character.

    Save yourselves the effort, he’s going to have a hard time making the team so it’s as low risk as it can ever get.

  3. bengalguy says: Jun 10, 2014 5:46 PM

    Another diamond in the rough????
    The best franchise in professional sports will show the way again!
    WHO DEY SUCKERS!!!!

  4. thegrigga49 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:14 PM

    Nice, Hampton can chill with PAC Man

  5. bengcolt says: Jun 10, 2014 6:54 PM

    The Bengals organization like to take these troubled players that no one else wants. They turn them into contenders and condition them quite well.

  6. jkampel20 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:57 PM

    Bengals-criminals jokes are ridiculously played out and outdated.

    Anyone who still posts these thinking they’re funny are failing miserably.

    Do you research, the Bengals have one of the lowest arrest rates in the league the last 7-8 years.

    Facts are facts. Besides, this guy probably won’t even make the team.

  7. jtm12180 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:30 PM

    As a South Carolina die-hard, I can’t believe this guy rushed for the NFL…gave up a year of eligibility and has just about completely blown his career potential…

  8. dontstabmeray says: Jun 10, 2014 7:32 PM

    Can he play quarterback?

  9. dagator8888 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    High reward potential for no risk. Any team would like to have him.

  10. jtbsteeler says: Jun 10, 2014 8:22 PM

    Fits right in. This is what they do. They also lose their first playoff game.

  11. bengalguy says: Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM

    Yep……..and still finish ahead of Putzberg!

  12. johnnyb1976 says: Jun 11, 2014 9:24 AM

    @jbsteeler

    Fits right in. This is what they do. They also lose their first playoff game.

    I can’t remember the last time the steelers made the playoffs…… Oh wait TEBOW!!! That was such a long time ago.

  13. djshnooks says: Jun 11, 2014 3:08 PM

    Hey, if Nickell Robey could come in last year as an UDFA listed at 5-8, but probably more like 5-6…and end up being PFF’s highest rated slot cornerback last year…

    There’s no reason this guy can’t latch on.

  14. djshnooks says: Jun 11, 2014 3:10 PM

    Everybody takes chances on players with questionable character.

    Everyone was scared off by Kiko Alonso’s antics…how did that play out?

  15. jtbsteeler says: Jun 11, 2014 3:17 PM

    Terence Garvin

    Hines Ward

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