Five Bengals Players Able to Make Contact With Coaches During Marvin Lewis Golf Classic

For one day, five Bengals players got to pretend that they weren't locked out of Paul Brown Stadium and unable to make contact with their coaches. The NFL has made exceptions for long-standing charitable events and allowed Leon Hall, Morgan Trent, Kevin Huber, Mike Nugent and Clark Harris were all able to see their coaches for the first time in the offseason to participate in the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic.

Even though the five Bengals players got to be in the same place as their coaches for the first time since the NFL locked out the players in early March, they still followed the rules. Even though they were able to talk to their coaches for the first time this offseason, they tried to follow the rules of the lockout and stay away from the subject of football.

"We pretty much just said hi and tried to abide by the rules," Harris said. "I told him (Lewis) we've been kicking a little bit and that's about it."

 Cornerbacks Hall and Trent were also able to see their position coach, Kevin Coyle, for the first time in the offseason.

"It feels good to see how they're doing even with the circumstances," Hall said.

"We all like Kevin and miss him. I know it's hard for him not to be allowed to call us," Trent said. "It was good to see him and be around the coaches for a bit for a good cause."

Throughout the day, five scholarships were awarded to students from Cincinnati area high schools, which was the main point of the event.

Once the five Bengals players and their coaches finished the 18th hole and the awards and scholarships were handed out, the players and coaches had to go back into lockout mode. Once again, Lewis and the other coaches won't be able to make contact with their players until the NFL and NFLPA come to an agreement.

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