Cincinnati Bengals reportedly will be on ‘Hard Knocks’ again
The Cincinnati Bengals will be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” training camp TV program this season, according to a few reports.
Paul Domowitch of the Philly Daily News first reported that the Bengals would be the featured team, but he later deleted his tweet. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says he confirmed through league sources that the Bengals will be featured again. Reedy expects an official announcement to come sometime in the next few weeks.
The Bengals were featured on “Hard Knocks” in 2009 and would be the second team to be featured more than once (the Dallas Cowboys are the other). This will be head coach Marvin Lewis’ third time being involved with the show. He was the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens when they were featured in the premier season of the show in 2001.
Reedy says the Bengals had been approached about doing the show again in recent years, but Lewis was not too interested. Apparently he feels more comfortable this time.
Though the Bengals do not have as many troublemakers on the squad as they once did, they still have Pacman Jones, who recently was charged with assaulting a woman at a bar. Maybe HBO is hoping they can strike some more TV gold like last season when Chad Johnson’s arrest and release by the Miami Dolphins was featured on the show.