As one of the eight NFL teams with a new head coach, the Bengals had the option to begin will officially begin their first offseason practices this week. However, an important event has tabled the program to kickoff next week.
That event is Giovani Bernard’s wedding.
The seventh-year running back is marrying his long-time girlfriend in Italy this week, and teammates such as C.J. Uzomah will be in attendance for the occasion.
Congrats to #Bengals RB Giovani Bernard, who’s marrying longtime girlfriend Chloe tomorrow in Italy, with teammate C.J. Uzomah, #Patriots RB James White and other NFL players on hand. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/fIcVxaiRv3— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 4, 2019
If you recall back to Bernard’s rookie season in 2013, the team was featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks during training camp. One mini-storyline that was featured was Bernard’s minivan that he drove to practice. The minivan belonged to the mother of his girlfriend that he’s set to marry all these years later!
Last summer, Bernard’s soon-to-be mother-in-law donated the van to a wounded veteran of the Iraq war.
Congratulations to Bernard and his wife-to-be Chloe for this wonderful occasion!