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Bengals Bites (2/14): Valentines Edition

Stories and notes regarding the Bengals and the NFL.

Jason Miller

Ben-Gal cheerleader’s suit: Bengals require ‘no slouching breasts’ or panties - NY Daily News
Being a Ben-Gal cheerleader means no fun at NFL football games — ever. A class action filed by former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman claims the franchise violated federal wage laws, and also reveals the laundry list of requirements each member of the cheer squad must maintain to keep the $2.85 an hour gig.

Efficiency, not bulk, key to Cincinnati Bengals' carries in 2014 - ESPN
CINCINNATI -- The season was barely a week over before Hue Jackson, in his new role as the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator, made it known he had plans for the Bengals to run and run some more.

Cincinnati Bengals would welcome openly gay player - ESPN

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals likely won't draft Michael Sam, but count them among the teams that would gladly welcome him or any other openly gay player.

HBO to launch fictional football series | ProFootballTalk

It's been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn't televise NFL games is going to give it another try.

Steelers think Mike Munchak will make a big difference | ProFootballTalk

The Steelers haven’t signed the first player yet, but they think they made a significant upgrade their offensive line. General Manager Kevin Colbert told reporters that getting Mike Munchak on board as the line coach this offseason should have an immediate impact.

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon tattoos name, huge No. 12 on his back |

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon apparently is confident he will wear the No. 12 through his entire NFL career.