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Bengals Bytes (5/10): Hamilton County and the Bengals agree to spread out payment

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Tax payers are going to still be stuck with the bill for Paul Brown Stadium, but at least it will be spread out a little bit more.

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Bengals Beat Podcast: Recalibrating the 53
Enquirer Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr. run through a few news items following the draft, including the grievance filed by Eric Reid and safety summit about the kickoff involving special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.

The Cincinnati Bengals Need to Extend Carlos Dunlap
There is so much evidence that proves that edge rusher Carlos Dunlap deserves a contract extension now. In his rookie year (2010) Dunlap beat a franchise record for most sacks in a rookie season with 9.5 sacks. He has averaged throughout his entire career 8 sacks. He is only 19 sacks away from Eddie Edwards with 83.5 sacks.

5 things to know about the NFLPA Eric Reid grievance
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Bengals, Hamilton County agree to delay $2.67 million payment for stadium until 2019
Hamilton County will have one more year to come up with the money needed to make a $2.67 million payment to the Cincinnati Bengals for game day operating costs.

Bengals and Hamilton County Work Together on Stadium Plans
For many years, Hamilton County and the Bengals have worked to rebuild Cincinnati’s riverfront. In efforts ranging from supporting the riverfront park, to developing The Banks, to attracting GE to this community, many steps have been taken to make Cincinnati’s riverfront the success that thousands of Cincinnatians enjoy on a daily basis.

Agreement: Hamilton County will have to pay millions more to the Bengals
Hamilton County taxpayers won't be able to avoid paying the Bengals additional millions of dollars required in the final years of the team's lease. But the Bengals have agreed to spread out the payment over the next three years.

AFC North Bytes

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Cleveland teens, cops talk racial divide with help of Browns
Helen Greer-Garrett drifts off to sleep to the sound of gunfire in her neighborhood. And when police officers show up to investigate, she often views them with suspicion. The 17-year-old junior at John Adams High School told her story directly to Cleveland police officers with the help of unusual moderators -- players from the Cleveland Browns.

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Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia Was Indicted on Count of Sexual Assault in 1996
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