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Bengals Bytes (2/14): Ruff day

Kony Ealy finds himself in trouble with a lawsuit centered around a dog. Has A.J. Green been forgotten when it comes being one of the top wide receivers in the NFL? A football legend wishes to reach out to Johnny Manziel.

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A.J. Green: The NFL's best wide receiver?
While he’s a forgotten man among the NFL’s premier wide receivers, A.J. Green is still one of the best pass-catchers in the business. Putting up 1,000+ yards receiving in each of his first five seasons, Green has proven to be one of the league’s most—if not the most—consistent and reliable pass-catchers.

Peyton Manning Sexual Assault Cover-Up Alleged in New York Daily News Report
Just one week after Peyton Manning triumphed in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos quarterback's reputation has been called into question due to his alleged involvement in a sexual assault during his time at the University of Tennessee.

Texas legend Earl Campbell wants to talk to Johnny Manziel
Former University of Texas and Oilers great Earl Campbell said he hopes to sit down with Johnny Manziel to help him change his path. Campbell said a friend affiliated with Texas A&M asked him to speak with Manziel. Campbell also has reached out to Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, and the two of them exchanged messages last week.

Who's on the Hot Seat in the 2016 NFL Offseason?
Super Bowl 50 is over, and the 2015 NFL season is squarely in the rearview mirror. Though the 2016 league year doesn't officially begin until March 9, there's no denying we've reached the beginning of the offseason. For many players and coaches, the offseason is a time for reflection, a chance to build on past experiences and an opportunity for a fresh start. For others, however, the arrival of the offseason means taking a place on the dreaded hot seat.

Jason Pierre-Paul Uses X-Ray of Injured Hand as Avatar on Twitter and Instagram
It took a while for the public to get a look at the hand New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured in a fireworks accident July 4, but at this point, he is comfortable being open about it.

Super Bowl big dog Kony Ealy sued for not producing big dog
Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy is having more problems with dogs in Charlotte than he was Broncos in Santa Clara last week. According to Michael Gordon of the Charlotte Observer, Ealy was named in a lawsuit which claims he bilked sports bar owner Kris Johnson out of $3,000 when a dog-breeding plan fell through.

Arian Foster looking at football differently during twilight of career
The Texans are expected to cut ties with running back Arian Foster, due in part to concerns from the man who signs the checks that Foster spends too much time rehabbing soft-tissue injuries. As Foster, who’ll turn 30 in August, heads toward the final years of his NFL career, his feelings on football are hardening.

Emmitt: If AP doesn't break rushing record, who will?
Adrian Peterson has been vocal over the years about his desire to swipe the NFL's career rushing record from Emmitt Smith. If the Vikings running back doesn't accomplish the feat, the record could stand for a long time.