It appeared as though the Cincinnati Bengals were set to initiate a media boycott today in order to limit the amount of media members that could be on the sideline during practice.
They’ve restricted the local media to two corners on the practice field, which was highlighted by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jeff Swinger:
— Jeff Swinger (@swingmancinci) July 26, 2013
This led to a media boycott of the first hour of Bengals practice:
Due to being banished to a corner of the end zone, Cincinnati TV, print and photographers are not watching the first hour of practice
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 26, 2013
Apparently, it has since ended, at least to a degree:
Media boycott ends with cameras granted sideline access — Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 26, 2013
But why did they do this in the first place? Between A.J. Green’s injury and today’s events, this certainly isn’t how the Bengals wanted to open camp.