Bengals get more embarrassing news: The franchise jumped the gun and thought that the new CBA bill would be passed by now so they sent out an email last night alerting fans that the lockout had been lifted and that they could now purchase single game tickets. Take a look at the email:

You Ready for Some Football?
We are excited to let you know that the NFL has reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that allows the entire NFL season to be played this year.
The NFL is the most popular sport in America. Our games are intense, unifying and meaningful to fans in the stadium and to those watching at home. We are thrilled to have a labor deal in place that will provide fans with a decade of certainty and that will allow us to focus all our energies where they ought to be — on the playing field. The upcoming 2011 season will surely be exciting, and football work will begin shortly. Our coaches will begin meeting with players, and the Club will welcome back talented veterans along with exciting rookies from the April NFL Draft, like top picks A.J. Green(notes)and Andy Dalton(notes). Whether all of that will take place in Cincinnati or Georgetown, Kentucky, will be decided shortly once we receive the NFL's operating schedule.
Two years ago, our football team swept the AFC North—one of the toughest divisions in football—and many key components of that team remain, including defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and a defense that ranked in the top half of the NFL for three straight seasons. The area of the team that will change the most will be the offense with a new direction under offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and new faces at quarterback and wide receiver. The mix of veterans and rookies should return our offense to the top level we need, and we are excited by the challenge.
This year—like others before it—we will focus our energies on returning to the Super Bowl again. That's what we want and that's what our fans want, and our franchise has been blessed with great support from fans for decades. Last season we reached a record-setting 57th straight sellout—a string we hope to restart soon—and our games have been the most-watched television program in the local market for the last applicable 96 ratings weeks. This is great football country, and incredibly: 95% of the Cincinnati population watched an NFL game during the 2009 season (third highest ranking among NFL markets).
We are very grateful to our fans, we thank you for your patience during the labor stoppage, and now we look forward to a great season together. Who Dey!
Katie Blackburn
Marvin Lewis

Looks like the NFL's worst franchise has something else to add to their loss column. 

Cedric Benson handcuffed: Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested this morning in Texas because of family assault. Benson is the third Bengal in the last two weeks to have a meet up with cops.

Pacman Jones arrested again: Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest late Saturday night. The Bengals CB has been in trouble with the law since he came to the NFL with Tennessee in 2005 as a first round draft pick. This is the 6th time that Pacman has been arrested and the 12th time involving the police. Jones only played 5 games for the Bengals last year before a season ending injury in week 7.

Still Looking to wheel and deal Palmer: Now that the Bengals have their quarterback of the future, Andy Dalton, the Bengals are now hoping to get something good in return for Pro Bowler Carson Palmer, who asked back in January to be traded  from the organization. The prospects include the entire NFC West with aging quarterbacks or unproven youngsters under center, Palmer could be the missing piece to the a dominating team out west.

Bengals continue off season workouts: The Bengals have been working and conditioning as a team all off season at various locations to get ready for the possibility of this lockout passing through.

2nd round pick Andy Dalton
NFL Draft Review:

A.J. Green, Georgia, WR: 1st round(4)

Andy Dalton, TCU, QB: 2nd round (35)

Dontay Moch, Nevada, LB/DE: 3rd round (66)

Clint Boling, Georgia, OG: 4th round (101)

Robert Sands, WVU, Safety: 5th round (134)

Ryan Whalen, Stanford, WR: 6th round (167)

Korey Lindsay, Southern Ill., CB: 7th round (207)

Jay Finely, Baylor, RB: 7th round (246)

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