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Bengals News (8/21): Joe Mixon vs. the media

A strange hill to die on.

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Joe Mixon Refuses to Talk About Case, Plans to Avoid Specific Reporters
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon announced that he wouldn't take questions from specific reporters from ESPN, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Pro Football Network, and Sports Illustrated.

There's also this from his agent, Peter Schaffer.

Sidebar: I don’t exactly why Mixon and his agent are taking this stance, but I can’t imagine a stance that goes against pro’s pros like Ben Baby, James Rapien, Kelsey Conway, Jay Morrison, and Charlie Goldsmith is a good hill to die on.

Moving on.

Joe Mixon's Boycott of PFN's Bengals Writer, Others Explained
In the Bengals locker room, Mixon stated, “Just so you know, I won’t be taking questions from you, you, you, or you,” pointing at Morrison, Baby, Conway, and Rapien. Morrison asked Mixon why he wouldn’t speak to those specific reporters. Mixon responded it was because those reporters had been “disrespectful.”

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In shunning reporters, Bengals running back Joe Mixon forfeits his voice
Entering his seventh year with the Bengals, Mixon announced he will not speak to reporters of certain outlets. He clearly has his reasons. But the machine will continue to churn content, and by forfeiting that specific power, the narratives are once more out of his hand.

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