Bengals Twitter Blackout

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Jun 12, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches work outs at mini camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The long wait is over as Bengals training camp is finally here. There are a few certainties that can be assessed during camp. First, fans will be able to watch their favorite players up close and personal as they put on the pads for the first time this year at Paul Brown Stadium. Second, fans and media will start to get a picture of what this team will actually look like going in to the 2012 season. Third and finally, Marvin Lewis will impose certain sanctions against his players and will institute ‘Marvin Law’.

Well, even before training camp officially began, Marvin Lewis installed his first sanction against his players. Lewis was on a radio show recently and expressed his displeasure for the social networking site. Lewis said that players were able to tweet about injuries and team activities without restrictions from the team. Lewis was obviously concerned about this because just a short while later he blacked out Twitter for his players. This does not mean that they are not allowed to tweet at all, but they are not allowed to tweet about anything regarding the Cincinnati Bengals.

Recently rookie cornerback, Dre Kirkpatrick tweeted about the injury to his knee before the team could make a statement concerning it. This may have been the catalyst that pushed Lewis to impose such sanctions on his team. Kirkpatrick’s tweet looked like this:

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