It will be a long time before Bengals fans forget about their former receiver Chad Johnson aka Ochocinco. I have to include that because he went out and legally changed his name at one point to Chad Ochocinco http://www.thebengalslockerroom.com/authentic-john-miller-jersey , just so he could have it on the back of his jersey and not be fined by the NFL. While even more modern fans have likely heard of Johnson’s popularity, there could be quite a few that have no idea that Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens played a season in Cincinnati with Johnson and Carson Palmer. That season really left a bad taste in every fans mouth, and it basically led to the end of that era with Palmer.No matter how strongly you feel about the duo, the one thing you can’t deny is that they are entertaining. They both were recently on Bleacher Reports’ show Simms & Lefkoe which led to a trash talking storm the likes of which you could only expect from these two. The targets varied between themselves, the Bengals’ organization, doubters, haters and even the NFL. You can see the video here, you just have to skip to about the 4:46 marker for the Owens and Johnson segment.It starts out innocently enough as it seems the hosts had no idea Johnson had invited Owens to the set. Johnson starts it off with a question that leads to a very interesting place though, when he asks who they think the better receiver is. When both imply that it is Owens, Johnson gives this response:“He’s not the better f— receiver. He had the better cards dealt to him, and took advantage of those opportunities... These are awesome organizations [that Owens played for]. When I came in Josh Malone Jersey White , I was in the Sh— Bowl, according to everybody else, and I made the most of the cards that I was dealt.”Johnson seemed like he was going to dive deeper into that thought but a frustrated Owens started showing instances when he played for lesser organizations later in his career. It didn’t seem like Johnson was trying to talk down about the organization. It was more the exposure that Owens received by being apart of these teams, which during the era before twitter was a big deal. The only way people would learn about you prior to that time was mostly through ESPN highlight reels, and you can bet the Bengals weren’t at the top of the priority lists, and that they weren’t making regular trips out to their training camps. Owens was definitely dealt the better hand in that respect, and it is truly impressive what Johnson and Palmer were able to do by putting the Bengals back in the spotlight.The other interesting comments were when the two talked about being in Cincinnati together. The picture they paint seems to be slightly different from what was visible on game day. Both imply that when it was time to work they put their head down and did the work, but they were just easy to paint as villains.That year was 2010. It seemed like the Bengals were going to be offensive juggernauts, but that just never materialized. Neither Owens or Johnson reached 1,000 receiving yards, but Owens was able to pull in nine touchdowns. There were plenty of times that the diva nature showed that season http://www.thebengalslockerroom.com/authentic-mark-walton-jersey , and your team’s star wide receiver should be some what of a diva. They need to want to get the ball in their hand. However, having two major divas on one team seemed like too much. There were also cases where it seemed like the two weren’t on the same page with Palmer. Did the duo receive too much of the blame? Probably, but when you prop yourself up into the spotlight you will be the first to receive the blame.Either way these two are still two very entertaining individuals, and they were both great receivers from their era. It is always a joy when they get a camera in front of them. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting.Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Supreme Court ruled last week to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling.In suggesting four core principles that should be maintained for any form of legalized sports betting, Goodell stressed that leagues can “protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it.” He also said guidelines must provide substantial consumer protections; ensure fans will have access to official, reliable league data; and that law enforcement will have the resources, monitoring and enforcement tools necessary “to protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.”After emphasizing the importance of protecting the integrity of his sport, Goodell noted the NFL has been planning for the potential of legalized sports gambling in states other than Nevada.“(We) are prepared to address these changes in a thoughtful and comprehensive way, including substantial education and compliance trainings for our clubs, players, employees and partners Womens Clint Boling Jersey ,” he said. “These efforts include supporting common sense legislation that protects our players, coaches and fans and maintains public confidence in our games.”The NFL has long opposed any forms of gambling on its games, though it has approved the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas in 2020, and has strong ties to fantasy football, which is not tied to the Supreme Court decision.Many sports leagues have expressed concerns about the varied betting rules each state could pass, where bets could be placed, and who would be overseeing them.Those leagues also believe they are entitled to an “integrity fee.” The easiest way to arrange for a cut of the proceeds would be negotiating with Congress rather than deals with individual states. If it passed a nationwide bill, Congress could require casinos, tracks or state governments to share some of their revenue with the sports leagues — or pay the integrity fees, designed to cover the costs of policing betting.——AP Writer Wayne Parry contributed.
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