Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco and Other Bengal Stories

Matt DavidCorrespondent IIFebruary 8, 2011

Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco and Other Bengal Stories

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    Chad OchocincoMichael Heiman/Getty Images

    The Cincinnati Bengals ditched Bob Bratkowski in favor of Jay Gruden, whose new offense will catapult the Bengals into the Super Bowl in 2012.

    As interesting as that is, the focus here is on the other stories that don't get as much coverage.

    No need to surf the web for those Cincinnati Bengals stories.

    They're all right here.

1. Carson Palmer Will Retire

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    Carson PalmerAndy Lyons/Getty Images

    Carson Palmer is still on track to retire. His house in Cincinnati is up for sale.

    This article pretty much sums it up. Palmer has earned plenty of money and is not coming back to the Bengals.

    The off-season should be interesting.

2. Carson Palmer Stats

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    Carson PalmerLarry French/Getty Images

    CBSSports.com has a pretty informative web site called rapid reports where you can find interesting nuggets like this:

    Carson Palmer "threw the most passes in Bengals history this season (586), but 3.4 percent were intercepted (20). Seven QBs with at least 250 attempts endured a higher percentage. He also ranked 21st in passer rating on third down (72.6)."

    These facts won't save the world, but they will help quench your thirst for Bengals news.

3. Madieu Williams

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    Madieu WilliamsNick Laham/Getty Images

    Former Bengal Madieu Williams was named Walter Payton Man of the Year before the Super Bowl.

    You can read more about Williams' charitable works here.

    Way back in 2004, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Williams in the second round. He finished the 2004 season with 103 tackles. He was hurt for most of 2005, but came back in 2006 with 90 tackles and 74 in 2007.

    Williams then went on to the Minnesota Vikings.

    Williams is a guy the Bengals should have kept around.

4. Chad Ochocinco And The OCNN

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    Chad Ochocinco

    This isn't news or anything, but Chad Ochocinco has his own social media network with Motorola called OCNN (Ocho Cinco News Network).

    Ochocinco attended commissioner Roger Goodell's press conference as a reporter for the OCNN.

    Here is how it turned out.

5. Revis Wants Ochocinco To Join The Jets

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    Chad OchocincoMichael Heiman/Getty Images

    New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis says here that he would like Chad Ochocinco to join his team.

    If anyone knows about receivers, it would be a cornerback.Especially one of the best cornerbacks in the league like Revis.

    On the other hand, this could be a publicity stunt.

    Like Ochocinco, Revis is sponsored by Motorola and is part of the OCNN.

6. Crook Pretends To Be a Bengal

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    Bengals cheerleader

    According to this, some dude pretended to be a Cincinnati Bengals football player at a nightclub. He was able to steal $500 from a woman in a scam.

    He probably chose the Bengals for his scam because nobody would believe he played for any other team.