The former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and high school teacher who pled guilty in October to having a sexual relationship with a student will have a new accessory as part of her wardrobe because of a parole violation in January. Sarah Jones reportedly will have to wear an electronic monitoring device after breaking a condition of her plea deal in which she could not leave her native Kentucky without her parole officer’s permission.
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According to Kenton County court documents, the parole officer was made aware that Jones was in Cincinnati on Jan. 29, 2013, to do a radio interview on 700 WLW. The interview was related to Jones’ involvement in the sex charges against her and her recent civil case against the website, thedirty.com.Jones is permitted to be in Ohio for work and school purposes only. She currently works for her attorney, Eric Deters, and attends classes at the University of Cincinnati.
Phil Simms may believe that Eli Manning is a future Hall of Famer, but he doesn’t believe the current New York Giants quarterback is “elite.”
The Giants legend reopened that debate on Monday night when he questioned Manning’s elite status during an appearance on CBS Sports Network’s “NFL Monday QB” show. And he didn’t just blame Manning’s current slump or his poor performance in the Giants’ 31-13 loss in Cincinnati Bengalson Sunday either.
“No, he is not one of the elites,” Simms said. “Because when I hear the word elite, I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category.“So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no.”
New York Jets fans waited all spring and summer to see Tim Tebow unleashed in the team’s new Wildcat offense and are still waiting. Head coach Rex Ryan didn’t run the Tebow-based Wildcat at all on Friday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and claims the reason was an unusual agreement he made with his opposing coach, Marvin Lewis, before the exhibition game.
Ryan explained that the Bengals coach called him before the game and asked him not to. The Jets coach has been boasting all summer about how afraid opposing defenses are going to be handling Tebow this season and claims Lewis’ plea is just evidence of that fear.
“I know nobody’s worried about Wildcat and all that stuff. It’s real easy to stop,” a sarcastic Ryan said last week. ‘That’s why I got a call at 7 a.m. the day before we played by Marvin not wanting to see the Wildcat. I guess I’m the only guy who thinks it has a place in the NFL… me and every defensive coach in the league.”
Speaking at the recent NFL rookie symposium, Adam “Pacman” Jones talked about his wild days as a young player with the Tennessee Titans. Indianapolis Colts rookie tight end Coby Fleener, who attended the symposium, wrote a guest column on the event for SI.com.
According to Fleener, Jones told the rookies that he once spent $1 million in one weekend.
Even Terrell Owens was flabbergasted by that story, who according to Fleener’s SI.com column, looked at Jones afterward and said, “Man, you crazy.”
Jones, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, wanted to leave an impression at the symposium. He succeeded.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports have created a cereal that they of course are calling VottO’s. VottO’s are honey nut toasted oat cereal, packaged in a 14-ounce limited edition collector’s box with Votto on the cover. The cereal is on sale now exclusively at Cincinnati and Dayton-area Kroger stores.
Votto’s cereal is the latest athlete-endorsed product from PLB Sports. Last year, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco launched Ochocinco’s. And earlier this spring it launched Justin Verlander’s Fastball Flakes in Detroit.
Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones may sound familiar to some, as the cheerleader made headlines back in 2009 after filing a lawsuit against TheDirty when the gossip website alleged that she had two sexually transmitted diseases and was having sex with several of the Bengals players.
Well it appears as though Jones name is making headlines again after she was indicted for allegedly having sex with one of her students while teaching at Dixie Heights High School.
She was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electric means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts, both of which are felonies with each carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Jones mother Cheryl, who is a middle school principal, was indicted on charges of tampering with physical evidence in her daughter’s case. The lawyer for the Joneses says his clients maintain their innocence and will plead not guilty.
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan told The Associated Press the club is aware of the case and had no comment. Jones has been a Ben-Gal the past five seasons.
Terrell Owens might finally have a contract according to several sources and who you believe. Owens, who is in finacial trouble and has tried in vain to hook on with an NFL team, reportedly was offered a deal to play for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, with a salary between $250,000 to $500,000 and an ownership stake in the suburban Dallas team.
“We’re very close,” said Wranglers general manager Drew Pearson, a former Dallas Cowboys receiving star. “Jon Frankel, our owner, has been working on this for quite some time now. When he started, he felt there was maybe about a zero percent chance he could get it done, but through his persistent efforts and really wanting to make this happen, he has been able to make contact with their people. Now it’s in a stage where he thinks it’s at the point where it’s about 70 percent done and close to being finalized, so we’ll see how it shakes out from this point.”
Owens, 38, had 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdown for the Cincinnati Bengals last season but is recovering from knee surgery for an offseason injury.
However the reason Owens name hasn’t quite reached the dotted line yet is to judge the publics reaction to the report.
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Times are tough right now for Terrell Owens. And, apparently, they’re only getting tougher. Because he’s not playing football right now and because no NFL teams are currently interested in his services. The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver reportedly just asked a judge to reduce the amount of child support he pays to his child’s mother Monique Reynolds every month.
“His child support payments should mirror his income today,” a rep for Owens told TMZ recently, “and not be based on his income from over four years ago.”
Owens was due in court in Northern California for a child support modification hearing on October 24, but didn’t show up. His rep says his lawyers tried to reschedule, but lawyers for Reynolds refused.
Terrell Owens is out of the NFL looking for an opportunity to play once more, it however if the decision to land in Oakland was up to his old quarterback Carson Palmer, he wouldn’t be down with the move. Ownes and Palmer played together last year for the Cincinnati Bengals but the now-Oakland Raiders quarterback said he isn’t looking for a reunion with the receiver.
“T.O. and I had a great working relationship. He had one of his most successful years over the past five or six years, a lot of production, and he was a great teammate in Cincinnati. The problem is that for him to get here there’s not anybody that we could let go,” Palmer said Wednesday in an interview with 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM) in the Bay Area.
“We have a stable of young horses that can run and guys that can just move. Very young, very inexperienced, but tons of potential and it’s tough to give up a young guy with a lot of potential for a guy that’s got a lot of history in the league that’s in his late 30s, so I can’t see him coming here, but I had a good time playing with him and he’s an explosive player himself.”
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowl player, had 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns last season with the Bengals when Palmer was his quarterback.
Terrell Owens is ready to return to the NFL. The veteran wide receiver has been rehabilitating a left knee injury that required surgery. He is a free agent and agent Drew Rosenhaus says he will begin contacting teams immediately to let them know Owens is healthy.
Rosenhaus said Owens could play Sunday.
“We are open to any team at this point,” Rosenhaus said. “There have been several teams showing interest thus far, but I won’t identify them at this time.”
The 37-year-old Owens played 14 games for Cincinnati Bengals last year, making 72 receptions with nine touchdowns. He ranks third in career touchdown catches with 153 and second in yards receiving with 15,934. Among those teams short-handed at receiver are Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals have completed a deal that sends quarterback Carson Palmer to Oakland. The Raiders included the teams 2012 first-round pick and a future pick in the package, according to reports, that could be a 2013 first-round pick, depending on certain conditions.
Fox Sports Jay Glazer cited coach Hue Jackson’s close relationship with Bengals owner Mike Brown as the reason for the deal. Brown had vowed not to honor Palmer’s offseason demand to be moved to another team. Jackson is in his first season as Oakland’s coach but was a Bengals assistant from 2004-06.
Oakland (4-2) is in dire need of a quarterback after Jason Campbell broke a collarbone in Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns. Kyle Boller and rookie Terrelle Pryor are the other quarterbacks on the Raiders roster. Campbell had surgery Monday and will be out at least six weeks.
Acquiring Palmer, 31, isn’t a sure fix for the Raiders. He has yet to play this season and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis refers to him being retired. Plus, critics note that questions were being raised about his arm strength in recent seasons.
Palmer has not been idle. He has been working out in California with former New York Jets quarterback Ken O’Brien, and former Bengals wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Palmer is signed through 2014, signed in December 2005, which carries a prorated $6.9 million cap hit for the Raiders, who don’t have that much room and might need to dispose of a contract. Palmer is due $11.5 million in 2012, $13 million in 2013 and $14 million in 2014. There is also a $1 million roster bonus the next three seasons.
The Oakland Raiders have contacted free agent quarterback David Garrard as a possible replacement for injured quarterback Jason Campbell. The Raiders are also reportedly exploring the possibility of trading for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Garrard was let go by the Jacksonville Jaguars in September, just before the start of the regular season. Like Garrard, Palmer has not played this season, after refusing to report to the Bengals when his trade demand was not met.
Campbell left Sunday’s 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns with a broken collarbone. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.
The Raiders are 4-2 and do not want their playoff hopes to disappear with Campbell’s injury. Kyle Boller finished Sunday’s win over the Browns after Campbell was injured, and rookie Terrelle Pryor is also on their roster.
The NFL has fined three teams for having contact with players during the lockout, a time when players, executives and other team staff members were not allowed to do so. The three fines assessed were in the six-figure range.
The Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are two of the teams, the website reports. Each had been implicated of speaking with players in earlier reports. The third team was not identified in the report.
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt spoke with receivers coach Dave Ragone and Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris called players.
Also according to a report by Yahoo! Sports up to eight players maybe suspended for their conduct in the lockout.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson, New England Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Clark Haggans, former Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood, Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly, Buccaneers cornerback Aquib Talib, Titans wide reciever Britt and Adam “Pacman” Jones are the players named in the report.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association came to an agreement that the individuals could be suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that at least four of those players were unaware the NFLPA agreed to the provision on their behalf.
The home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was found to have 6 pounds of marijuana inside it after police tracked a package containing 2.5 pounds was delivered from California to the suburban Kentucky home. It was initiated by a special marijuana task force after agents discovered a suspicious package at a commercial sorting facility in Sacramento.
Simpson’s teammate, offensive tackle Anthony Collins, was also present when Aleen Smith accepted the package. All three were questioned at the residence, but no arrests were made at the time. Simpson told police that he lived at the residence and gave officers consent to search the premises. Police allegedly found other empty parcels, scales and packaging material inside Simpson’s home.
“The house was set up as a potential distribution network,” said Tommy LaNier, head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a group that is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and helps coordinate marijuana enforcement operations around the United States. “They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence.”
Simpson had four catches for 136 yards last week in a 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Throughout New England Patriots Tom Brady’s magnificent performance on Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins new wide receiver Chad Ochocinco seemed to get lost in the shuffle. The former go-to guy of the Cincinnati Bengals on had just one reception for 14 yards and was targeted only twice after that. Nonetheless, Ochocinco remained steadfastly positive after game, even tweeting on Tuesday about how amazed he was watching his new team perform like that.
That tweet however didn’t sit well with former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi, who lashed out at Ochocinco for seemingly not understanding New England’s system in an interview on WEEI Radio.
“Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor. You’re not a fan, all right? You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it,” Bruschi said, via CSNNE.com. “So get with the program because obviously you’re not getting it and you’re tweeting because you’re saying, ‘It’s amazing to see’? It’s amazing to see because you don’t understand it! You still don’t understand it and it’s amazing to you because you can’t get it.”
“Stop tweeting and get in your playbook Wake up! If you’re just waking up now – I don’t know when this was, six minutes ago? – get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’s amazing. If you’re in it and you know what you’re doing and you execute out there you don’t think it’s amazing.”
And he took one final shot at Ochocinco:
“You are still in awe to be a member of the New England Patriots offense. Join the system, buddy. “
Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after reaching a deal to settle two misdemeanor assault cases in Texas. Benson was in court in Austin, Texas and the deal was struck after a jury was picked. He said he will surrender to authorities on Oct. 17, the Bengals bye week.
Benson was arrested in 2010 for allegedly punching a bar employee in Austin, and he pleaded no contest in that case. He was also arrested last month for allegedly punching a former roommate in downtown Austin. That case was dismissed.
Benson has been the Bengals leading rusher since 2008.
Former Cincinnati Bengal and Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Antwan Odom was shot in the upper right thigh around 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning in Mobile, Alabama. Odom’s injury is non-life threatening and deputies in Mobile are in search of an alleged shooter.
Deputies believe the suspect entered the house through an unlocked door, entered the victim’s bedroom and fired two shots with a .410 shotgun. The first shot hit the wall and the second struck Odom. Deputies are looking for Tony Gildersleeve as a suspect in the shooting.
A second-round pick out of Alabama in 2004, Odom only played in 18 games in two seasons with Cincinnati and was released on July 29.
Oakland Raiders announced the Raiderettes hired Susie Sanchez, a 37-year-old mother of three and grandmother of one. She also isn’t even the oldest cheerleader in the NFL. That distinction is held by Laura Vikmanis of the Cincinnati Bengals, who we told you about on March 28, is 42 and recently sold the rights to her story to New Line Cinema.
“It’s life changing at that moment,” said Sanchez after hearing the big news.
The hot button issue lingering in the NFL now that the lockout has ended is whether Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer will stick to his guns or retiring if he isn’t traded or just come crawling back to the game. Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely wonders if the same exact situation was to go down but with black wide receiver in the NFL would the fans and critics be as sympathetic?
Sure there are those that will look at the franchise that Palmer plays for and chalk that up as to the reason they standing in his corner. But Feely is right on in asking the question to which he probably already knows the real answer, as race is still very much an issue. Don’t think so? Then jump to any comment section on YouTube or website where people hid behind anonymity and dish out racial slurs as common as the sun coming out.
In fact you can even toss out the anonymity factor as we witnessed first hand as fans of Ticket 760, the station that broadcasts our on-air show Monday through Friday, recently responded to a Facebook discussion they had posted about the NBA lockout in which numerous comments used ‘N’ bombs to describe players in the league. What made it all the more sad is these comments came from the same very people who listen to our show and even liked us as Facebook friends. Left to only imagine what happens to comes out of some of these peoples lips when they disagree with an opinions of ours on a subject.
Former NFL linebacker Nathaniel Webster has been indicted on sex-related charges involving the teenage daughter of a former Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach. Prosecutors allege that Webster engaged in sexual conduct with the girl in 2009 when she was 15 and threatened to harm her and her family if she told anyone. Bond was set at $1 million.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday the 33-year-old was indicted on single counts of gross sexual imposition and sexual battery and five counts of unlawful sex with a minor with gun specifications. Webster could get up to 36 1/2 years in prison if convicted.
He played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2000-2003 and for the Bengals from 2004-05 and then finished his career with the Denver Broncos from 2006-08.
Former Midland Lee and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested early Sunday in Texas on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. Benson attorney said in a statement that the arrest followed a conflict between Benson and a male former roommate. Benson posted a $10,000 bond and was released just before 2 p.m.
Benson, 28, is also facing an assault trial on August 29 after being accused of punching a bar employee in Austin, Texas. Sunday’s arrest marks Benson’s sixth and his fourth since 2008 alone and he becomes the third Bengals player arrested in just over a week.
On Thursday, safety Marvin White was taken into custody after an incident at a day care center in Louisiana. He faces simple assault and disturbing the peace charges. Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested July 10 after an alleged confrontation with police at a Cincinnati bar. Jones is charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident at a Cincinnati bar early Sunday morning, WLWT reports. The Bengals cornerback, who was suspended for the entire 2007 season and six games in 2008 for violating the NFL’s conduct policy, was said to have been intoxicated and disruptive at Scene Ultra Lounge in Cincinnati.
According to the report, Jones was uncooperative when asked to leave and shouted profanities after getting escorted out of the bar.Police said he tried getting out of his handcuffs and that it took two officers to arrest him.
After his release from the Hamilton County Justice Center later on Sunday, Jones, who was wearing a neck brace due to surgery for a football injury, defended himself and claimed that police had no reason to arrest him.
“It’s ridiculous. It don’t make no sense,” Jones told WCPO Channel 9. “The only thing I can do is be me and do what I’m supposed to do. I was not yelling at the police. I was not yelling profanity at the police. And at the end of the day. I’m the bad guy.”
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has already expressed his desire to either be traded when teams are allowed to do so or he will retire. His teammates like running back Cedric Benson have also spoke out on his demands saying team owner Paul Brown should let him walk. Now Bengals defensive tackle Tank Johnson has lent his feelings towards the situation when he was doing an an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
“In terms of what (Benson) said about Carson, I mean, he’s absolutely right. There’s no way that you can bring that kind of energy into the locker room. I mean, if a guy doesn’t want to be there, let him go.”
Johnson wasn’t done talking about trying to avoid team distractions beyond the Palmer situation either. He said the team had them going as training camp when he said wide receivers Chad Ochocino and Terrell Owens had a negative impact on chemistry.
“When we got Chad and T.O. coming off their TV circuit right into our training camp, I mean, that just put a big cloud over a bunch of humble guys,” Johnson said. “And I’m not saying anything to take away from Chad and T.O.’s offseason adventures, because, hey, if they want you on TV, be on TV. But it just really clouded a bunch of humble guys.”