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Bengals News (6/20): Ja’Marr Chase’s dad reveals who he initially wanted to draft his son

But everyone is happy with how it turned out.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

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Ja'Marr Chase's family feels at home in Cincinnati, but his dad had other hopes ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. “I was like, ‘I don’t know anything about Cincinnati and they’re not that good right now. So, why don’t we just go to South Beach, right?’ I could just go sit on the beach and watch Ja’Marr on the team, right?”

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