Jul 28, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) signs autographs for fans during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
For every Keyshawn Johnson that irrationally and irresponsibly blames the Cincinnati Bengals for Chad Johnson's issues the past week, there's a countless number of examples in which the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and their players show tremendous charity and heart to the community they play for.
Meet Hap Durkin.
Hap, a director of development at the Catholic Campus Ministry Association in Cincinnati, took his son to a Bengals practice one evening believing that the practice was set to begin at 6PM. However it was a 3PM start time and obviously practice had already concluded. With his son visibly upset, Hap parked his car near the area that Bengals players exit Paul Brown Stadium and waited. The rest is written by Hap in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Then it happened. Bengals players began exiting the locker room and heading for their cars. Honestly, not knowing what would take place, I told my son that some players may not stop to give him an autograph because they had a long day of practice and meetings and probably wanted to get home.
As the gate opened and the first car exited, I stood off to the side and watched my son hold out his pad and pen hoping that someone would give him an autograph. Over the next 45 minutes or so, every car stopped and every player inside gave my son an autograph. Not one player seemed to be in a rush.
It was hard for me to keep it together watching how excited my son was to meet Bengals players and how nice they were to him, but I managed. All of the players had left, and we walked to the car to head home.
These are your Cincinnati Bengals.