Regardless of the fact that the voice of reason is, and has been, screaming at a ridiculously high decibel level, inches away from Mike Brown's ear, it seems apparent that the Brown, controlling the future of the Bengals, has turned a deaf ear, or he just doesn't understand reason.
Carson Palmer, not being the kind of guy to make idle threats, has repeatedly demanded a trade through his agent even spoke through a confidant, saying that he would never play in Paul Brown Stadium Again.
He continued, "I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life."
He's done. He's been done. It's time to move on and rather than allow him to walk out the door for free, why not trade him and get what you can out of him? That's what reason has been saying. Remember though, reason isn't always listened to, especially in Cincinnati and especially by the Benglas.
WKRC Cincinnati's Brad Johansen, brought the official inside scoop of the Bengals inability to listen and interpret reason via Twitter.
#Bengals official "We will not trade Carson Palmer. Our stance has not changed. He will either choose to come back here, or he will retire."
Bengals official on Palmer "I don't happen to believe everything that's being reported is accurate. I do know our stance has not changed.
There is no reason for hope that the Bengals will salvage anything from their broken relationship with Carson Palmer. Instead they will allow Palmer to walk away and get nothing in return. Reason might as well not waste it's breath.