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Stlrs4Life
05-24-2007, 11:23 PM
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Lewis: My guys being profiled
They 'stand out,' he says on radio

By Kevin Goheen
Post staff reporter

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, left, said in a national radio interview with Dan Patrick, "I think there's profiling, no question."

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said on a national radio interview Wednesday that he believes local law enforcement profiles his players.
Lewis, speaking on the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio, used wide receiver Chris Henry's incident with Cincinnati police on March 25 as an example. Henry was stopped at 1100 Vine St. on March 25 for failing to use a turn signal. Henry was subsequently issued citations for driving without a license and failing to wear a seatbelt.
All of the citations were later dropped.
"I think there's profiling, no question," Lewis said. "We're (Cincinnati) a small place - our guys stand out, and they know that, and you've got to do things the right way. But when you are arrested for, or you are pulled over for, not putting on your turn signal, there's something wrong there.
"Many people make right turns without putting on their turn signals and it's unfortunate that we've had a guy that's pulled over for not putting on his turn signal."
Lewis did not return a phone message from The Post Wednesday evening seeking further comment.
Officers from the Cincinnati police public information office were not available for comment Wednesday evening.





People from Ohio never use theier turn signals anyway.

DIESELMAN
05-25-2007, 12:35 AM
Cry me a ****ing river Lewis!!!!! Once his players set a track record for being up to no good, hell yeah the cops will be keeping a more watchful eye on them. To protect and serve *******!!!

Steelerlyn
05-25-2007, 12:43 AM
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Lewis: My guys being profiled
They 'stand out,' he says on radio

By Kevin Goheen
Post staff reporter

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, left, said in a national radio interview with Dan Patrick, "I think there's profiling, no question."

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said on a national radio interview Wednesday that he believes local law enforcement profiles his players.
Lewis, speaking on the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio, used wide receiver Chris Henry's incident with Cincinnati police on March 25 as an example. Henry was stopped at 1100 Vine St. on March 25 for failing to use a turn signal. Henry was subsequently issued citations for driving without a license and failing to wear a seatbelt.
All of the citations were later dropped.
"I think there's profiling, no question," Lewis said. "We're (Cincinnati) a small place - our guys stand out, and they know that, and you've got to do things the right way. But when you are arrested for, or you are pulled over for, not putting on your turn signal, there's something wrong there.
"Many people make right turns without putting on their turn signals and it's unfortunate that we've had a guy that's pulled over for not putting on his turn signal."Lewis did not return a phone message from The Post Wednesday evening seeking further comment.
Officers from the Cincinnati police public information office were not available for comment Wednesday evening.
People from Ohio never use theier turn signals anyway.

Is this idiot for real? Using or not using a turn signal is somewhat different from what I remember Lewis' & the Bengals rap sheet problems. LOL

floodcitygirl
05-25-2007, 12:50 AM
Cry me a ****ing river Lewis!!!!! Once his players set a track record for being up to no good, hell yeah the cops will be keeping a more watchful eye on them. To protect and serve *******!!!EXACTLY!!!!! (This would be a good time for rep!) :bigthumb:

K Train
05-25-2007, 12:56 AM
lol NO **** MARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

House of Steel
05-25-2007, 01:13 AM
OH BOOHOO Marvin!!! All I got to say is, QUIT YOUR DAMN WHINING and SHUT UP!!!

BlitzburghRockCity
05-25-2007, 07:04 AM
I used to have so much respect for Marvin but the dude has turned into as a big a cry baby as his players ! Get over yourself dude, your players are a bunch of misfit ****ups and now you cry the blues because they keep screwing up !

DIESELMAN
05-25-2007, 10:00 AM
Lewis is 2 steppin now...LMAO!!!


Marvin Lewis has apologized for comments he made on Dan Patrick's ESPN radio show about Cincinnati police possibly profiling his players.
"Yesterday, I gave a radio interview and made some comments that did not illustrate the high regard I have for the Cincinnati Police Department," Lewis said in a statement released by the team, which has been plagued by run-ins with the law. "I apologize that what I said did not reflect my true feelings."

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House of Steel
05-25-2007, 10:18 AM
Will the real Marvin Lewis, Please Stand Up? BANG!!!

25MVPKing
05-25-2007, 12:01 PM
I wonder when Chris Henry was pulled over... if I had to take a guess between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm, there are a heck of a lot of people making right turns without signaling. Between 6 pm and 6 am, there are less people on the road, so it's easier to see someone failling to signal and easier to justify pulling them over.

If there was a SUV or sports car (I bet Chris Henry doesn't drive a Yaris) doing something illegal (failling to signal in this case) at midnight or 3 am, I'd pull them over too. And if I was in Cincy, I wouldn't be surprised to find a Bengal in the car.

Steelerlyn
05-26-2007, 12:15 AM
Any respect I had for Marvin Lewis is now gone. I am tired of people making statements and then denying their intent the next day.
Here is his initial statement :

"I think there's profiling, no question. We're [Cincinnati] a small place, our guys stand out, and they know that and you've got to do things the right way, but when you are arrested for, or you are pulled over for not putting on your turn signal, there's something wrong there. Many people make right turns without putting on their turn signals and that's unfortunate that we've had a guy that's pulled over for not putting on his turn signal."
Then he said:

"Yesterday, I gave a radio interview and made some comments that did not illustrate the high regard I have for the Cincinnati Police Department. I apologize that what I said did not reflect my true feelings,"

"At no point did I say or mean to imply that these issues had anything to do with race," Lewis said. "When I spoke of our players being perhaps more subject to scrutiny than others, I was referring to their standing as public figures"

Is it me or can you not use a phrase like "I think there's profiling, no question" and then say "I apologize that what I said did not reflect my true feelings,"

The point of whether or not he was insinuating racial profiling is irrelevant. Any accusation of profiling is negative. The basis for said profiling does not matter. Henry received traffic tickets on March 25 for driving with a suspended license, failing to use his turn signal and a seat belt violation. He was allowed to go into a license intervention program to settle the charges. Do officers in Ohio routinely issue turn signal tickets, I assume not. I also am pretty sure the ticket was only issued because of the larger problem than Henry was driving with a suspended license. All of us have heard about people who have been stopped for broken tail lights, broken headlights, failure to signal a turn , air fresheners obstructing their view and any number of technically illegal activities. But are tickets usually issued for these violations? I would say RARELY. They are simply "probable cause" for making the stop. The officer's goal is usually to give someone a heads up on a mechanical problem or alert them to their unsafe driving. Did the officer actually recognize Henry's car out of the thousands he sees weekly? If so, does that change the fact that he did not signal a turn, did not wear his seatbelt and was driving with a suspended license...NO.

Profiling does exist. I will not deny that. It does not change the fact that the driver still violated some statute that needed to be addressed. I am sure that the Cincy police have better things to do than drive around all day looking for Bungles to pull over. IMO people who complain about racial profiling are doing so to protect the innocent, not the guilty.