Jameis Winston says boys should be strong, girls silent and gentle during school appearance

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

            CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 10: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said something Wednesday during an elementary school appearance that he wishes he could take back, like an errant pass.

Winston was speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary, according to the Tampa Bay Times. At one point, when the kids appeared to be losing interest, Winston had the boys in the room stand up, while telling the girls to sit down. He told the boys, "All my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren't supposed to be soft-spoken."

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Winston said about girls: "But the ladies, they're supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y'all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!"

According to a school staffer, a female student turned to her after Winston spoke and said, "I'm strong too."

Afterward, Winston claimed that he misspoke: "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."

As ESPN reported, Winston has been working on rehabilitating his image. In 2012, while playing football at Florida State University, Winston was accused of sexually assaulting a female student. While Winston was never charged with a crime, last year he settled a federal lawsuit filed by the woman. The school also settled with the woman last year.

NFL quarterback falls for golf course snake prank

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 1:07 PM

AJO, AZ - MARCH 27:  A rattlesnake tastes the air on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Reserve on March 27, 2006 near Ajo, Arizona. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Sir Hissalot strikes again. The fake rattlesnake used in golf course pranks took on an NFL quarterback this week and the amusing result is making the rounds on social media.

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Brock Osweiler, formerly with the Denver Broncos and  Houston Texans and now a member of the Cleveland Browns, was playing at an Arizona golf course when the fake snake was placed next to his golf cart, according to KHOU. Osweiler showed his speed in escaping threats off the field by hightailing it away from the prop.

The prank was caught on camera and posted on Sir Hissalot's Instagram page.

@nfl quarterback @bosweiler17 is not a fan of #hissalot! (@coopsgolf)

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MMA training reportedly helping Bengals’ Cedric Ogbuehi

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

If you’re among those worried about how the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line

Offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi gets ready for the snap on the first day of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp on her birthday Friday, July 29 at their practice fields near Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

will perform this fall after losing its top two players (how could you not be?), Jay Glazer has some good news.

The Fox Sports NFL insider told the team website tackle Cedric Ogbuehi has really responded to training he is receiving at Glazer’s mixed-martial arts gym in California.

“If you can go five three-minute rounds with one minute off in between, you can go for eight seconds in the NFL,” Glazer said. “It’s demoralizing what we do. It’s so tough physically that it’s the mental game that’s so important. Getting the crap knocked out you by short old guys. Some of these guys leave here after two days, four days. But Ced’s been there for a month. I’m proud of him.

Glazer went on to say athleticism is not the problem for the former first-round pick out of Texas A&M.

Getting tougher will be the key to evolving into a player worth of his draft status and one the Bengals can rely on to protect quarterback Andy Dalton this fall and into the future.

Source: NFL meeting notes: no leap year; good news on Ced; a vote for Barnett

NFL draft: Here is where the Bengals will pick in each round

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:11 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

With the NFL draft more than a month away, the league published the official draft order this week. 

The Cincinnati Bengals have 11 selections, starting with the No. 9 pick in the first round.

Here is a look at where Marvin Lewis’ team will choose in each round.


1- 9- 9 Cincinnati


2- 9-41 Cincinnati


3- 9- 73 Cincinnati


4- 9-116 Cincinnati

4-32-138 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)


5- 9-153 Cincinnati

5-33-176 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)


6- 9-193 Cincinnati

6-34-217 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)


7- 9-227 Cincinnati

7-33-251 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr rescues stranded driver, reveals post-football plans

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7:07 PM

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:   Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is known for his random acts of kindness. This week, he came to the rescue again.

Ron Reeser said he ran out of gas Tuesday and was ready to trek to the nearest gas station with his gas can when a young man in a SUV pulled up and asked if he needed help, according to the Fresno Bee report.

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When Reeser explained the situation, the young man said he'd give him a ride to the gas station. Reeser accepted, and proceeded to have a revealing conversation with the good Samaritan, not realizing he was an NFL star quarterback.

The young man told Reeser he was a football player when asked what he did for a living. He told Reeser that he'd like to be a pastor when he retires from the sport. Reeser thought the young man was a college player, so he asked his position and favorite team. That's when it was revealed that the helpful young man was actually Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

Before departing, Reeser and Carr prayed together. 

In January, Carr was given a shout out by law enforcement for helping to find a missing girl.

In addition to performing good deeds, Carr is spending the offseason recovering from a brutal leg injury he suffered during a Dec. 24 game against the Colts.