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1968 Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith recalls death threats he received as a Bengals WR after his and fellow medalist John Carlos’ civil rights protest during the Olympic medal ceremony.

"We had death threats before and after. One particularly troubling hate letter came during my first year with the Cincinnati Bengals. It was from Akron, Ohio, indicating that I was “one of the niggers that did that stupid embarrassment on the victory stand” and I “should not live any longer than…” something something something. It went on and on. I took it to the late Bill Walsh, my receiver-quarterback coach at the time, and he turned red. I knew it bothered him. It was a very frightening, trying time."

Bengals WR and former Packer Antonio Chatman on Brett Favre: “Sad”.

DB Deltha O’Neal is the leading candidate to return punts this season.

No. 2 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is fired up for Monday night.

Kirkendall runs with my preseason thoughts and looks at whether the results of the third game “dress rehersal” provides any clues.

The Chickster has super powers.

Despite the loss of FS Madieu Williams in the offseason, the Bengals Blitz thinks safety is stacked.

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